Balbo Group is always concerned in developing and enhancing the relationship with the community, customers, suppliers, workers and shareholders. The conversion process to mechanical harvesting was an example of this care.
Green sugarcane harvest advanced steadly until it reached all sugarcane fields, in 1995. At the same time, the field workers originally employed in sugarcane harvesting were trained and requalified to sugarcane stewardship jobs. No worker was dismissed due to harvest mechanization.
The company focuses on employees’ health and safety. In 1980, Balbo Group put together a multiprofessional team to analyse and to follow its workers and families life conditions, in a Social-Medical program.
The health infra-structure counts on two complete clinics, including:
01. Four doctor’s offices;
02. Two complete odontologic sets;
03. Two emergency and first aid rooms;
04. Two vaccination and medication rooms;
05. Six classrooms for mothers and pregnant women;
06. Six rural attendance stations;
07. Four movable units;
08. Covenants to five hospitals in the region.
Balbo Group was awarded the ECO Prize by Amcham-Brazil in 1987, as a recognition for this program. . In 1997, following new trends in health care, our program went through an important update, by offering a third part health insurance to the employees. Na área de assistência social, trabalha-se principalmente com os dependentes legais dos funcionários.
Santo Antonio and São Francisco mills employ around 28 hundred workers, whose families make a 98 hundred people population. Around 8 hundred people live in houses ceded by the company for free, located in highy urbanized villages counting on access to education, leisure and medical care.