Educate for Life, through Work, on the basis of Values and surpassing Limits.
The Odebrecht Foundation is a private, non-profit institution maintained by the Odebrecht S.A. and idealized by Norberto Odebrecht. Founded in 1965, it is one of the oldest corporate foundations in the country and is based on a philosophy of life guided by Education and Work, understanding the young as the main agent of transformation of the context in which he or she is inserted, together with his or her family.
With the mission of “Educate for Life, through Work, on the basis of Values and surpassing Limits”, the Foundation values people as protagonists and contributes to building a more harmonious, responsible society with equal opportunities for all. Inspired by the Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO), it seeks to promote sustainable territorial development through the Development and Integrated Growth Program with Sustainability (PDCIS), whose objective is to transform socially, economically and environmentally the living conditions of the people of the Southern Bahia Lowlands.
The Foundation is connected to the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the quest to overcome global challenges such as the eradication of poverty, in all its forms and dimensions, through youth education for production in the countryside, in the rational use and protection of natural resources and in strengthening the bases of citizenship
There are six fronts of action that have been prioritized by the Odebrecht Foundation in an integrated and synergistic way: