Social responsability
Waste sorting

Since January 2004, Constanta contributes to the environment and society through a Waste Recycling Program.

The cleaning staff of the factory does the separation of recyclable materials in proper containers, identified by colors. This material is collected three times a week by a partner company and transferred to recycling cooperatives to do the recycling.

In our production process we generate a new category of waste, which are the scrapped components. The separation of this material is made by our warehouse and quality control personnel. This residue is completely destroyed by scrap yards so that there is no possibility of further sale, since they are components that are not in perfect condition.

Besides organizing and cleaning in the workplace, waste recycling promotes environmental education by engaging the participation of employees, who are accustomed to separate recyclable materials from organic waste and multiply this knowledge in their community.

Reuse of rainwater

Aware of the value of potable water, especially in urban areas, and the need to reduce the waste of this precious asset, in October 2004 Constanta implemented the reuse of rainwater.

The water is diverted through the chutes and ducts passing through a filtering process and going to a specific reservoir and subsequently used in places that do not require treated water, as is the case of discharges of all bathrooms. This system has contributed to a significant 15% reduction in potable water use.

Fish Project
Elster joined in 2000, a pioneer initiative in the area of social responsibility: the Fishing Project.
The Elster Fishing Project unit provides vocational training for young people in situations of social vulnerability, restoring their self-esteem, and providing professional development.

Since 2000, the Elster Fishing Project unit has trained 170 youth in administrative, industrial, maintenance and service areas. The results of the quality of the course and the changes shaping the lives of young people are proven by integrating 85% of young graduates to the labor market.

The Proposal of Elster Fishing Project
The course offered by Elster is Professional Initiation in Electricity and features subjects such as: electricity, ethics, Portuguese, mathematics, quality, and basic English, HR, among others. Young people learn to value the opportunities and work as a way to gain independence and professional growth.

The Class Selection Process and Composition

The selection process is careful to ensure that preliminary requirements are met. Recruitment involves inscriptions, psychological, general knowledge and writing skills evaluation, group dynamics and visits to the homes of applicants to verify their social and family conditions. The class consists of 15 young people from 16 to 18 years, of both sexes, who are studying in formal school, and present a situation of social vulnerability.

Course Duration
The course’s duration is 8 months. In the first stage, classes are taught in the morning and afternoon. In the second phase, young people perform practical learning in the morning and participate in computer classes in the afternoon.

Profile of Youth
Young people of both sexes from 16 to 18 years, who are completing high school, and have low income.

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