With 37 years of experience in the steel market, Grupo Aço Cearense has always been concerned with a correct and responsible socio-environmental performance. By aligning its business with a socially committed management, it strengthens and expands actions to combat poverty and marginalization, contributing to the development of Ceará, the Group's headquarters state, and also of Pará, where Siderúrgica Norte Brasil SA is located. - SINOBRAS and in the state of Tocantins, where the company SINOBRAS Florestal is located. To support this work, in March 2010, the Group created the WMA Institute, the current Instituto Aço Cearense, a non-profit institution, responsible for all its social, educational, sports and environmental actions. Since then, with more than R $ 8 million and a half invested, 125 institutions were served, totaling more than 64 thousand people benefited by the Institute, in the last 7 years.

The Aço Cearense Institute has as main objective to support initiatives of social institutions with action in the Third Sector. In order to receive the support, these entities must prove the physical, technical and institutional capacity to develop the proposed activities.

The Institute's actions are linked to educational, cultural, sports and environmental promotion. Among its lines of action, we highlight the service to needy people in situations of risk; Guaranteeing and defending the rights of children and adolescents; Vocational training and entry into the labor market; The guarantee and defense of the rights of the elderly; The generation of income and work opportunity; Social recovery and the promotion of the integral health of the human being.

The managers of the Institute believe in the initiative of the Group as a response to society in general. Proof of this is the commitment of the Aço Cearense Institute to the social issues of the Municipality and the State, since the creation of the institution was a way to broaden and professionalise the social work of the Group, which today supports several initiatives to promote citizenship, rehabilitation and Of integration into society.

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