At the beginning of the year, we faced together the damages caused by the heavy rains by collecting donations that were essential for the collaborators' families affected. This time, we are fighting another adversity, the spread of the new coronavirus, by protecting our collaborators, and still, showing solidarity with the communities where we operate.
Recalling the scenario we faced with the heavy rains that affected Minas Gerais, we engaged a great chain of goodness between our collaborators. Thanks to the commitment of everyone, we are proud of having collected over four thousand donation items
, which benefited about 1,020 families
, including our employees, contractors, and the community, and R$ 27,000
, through an online campaign organized by Fundação Sidertube. The value donated was converted into beds, mattresses, stoves, lockers, and other household items for 17 employees of the Vallourec Group companies in Brazil and 39 family members
. This was such a help to mitigate the losses of our colleagues in such a hard time and a great reason to be proud of the supportive spirit of our team.
We will always go beyond. Amidst the current pandemic caused by the coronavirus, we seek to listen to the needs of the regions where we operate to assess the help that would be necessary and to work with the service structure to the population and the protection of the health care professionals. We sent tents for sanitation facilities and donated thousands of items such as hand sanitizers, gloves, face masks, face shields, and safety glasses, benefiting about 21 health care institutions in Minas, Rio de Janeiro, and Espírito Santo.