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FCC S.A. lectures on the Confrontation of Sexual Abuse against Children and Adolescents


Aiming at strengthening the network of initiatives adopted in return for the signature of the Corporate Engagement for the Confrontation of Sexual Abuse against Children and Adolescents, FCC S.A. held on September 19, in the context of its Internal Week for the Prevention of Work Accidents (SIPAT), a lecture by Professor Luciano Betiate on Sexual Abuse and Pedophilia.

A former member of the Parana State Guardianship Council, acknowledged by the United Nations Organization as a “UNVolunteer”, writer, advisor at national level on subjects related to the Child and Adolescent Statute – ECA and to the violence against children, Professor Betiate made use of simple and clear terms to raise the awareness of employees and third parties as for the general types of violence against children and adolescents, as well as establishing important links between participatory education and the end of corporal punishment; family life and dialogue for mutual respect building; healthy use of the media (TV, internet) and guidance of children aiming at reducing abuse cases. Once these basic premises were offered, he warned the FCC S.A. internal public as for the types of violence against children and adolescents; the perpetrator’s profile; variables of pedophilia (exploitation and domestic violence); signs of sexual abuse and possible actions for its cessation and denunciation, including the use of CALL 100.
According to Vitor Frias, a Human Resources analyst, “these are very important opportunities for the fathers and mothers of the work force to grasp the importance of building familiar models based on affection, on the construction of behavior based on listening and respect and in the building and maintenance of spaces of love in domestic life, taking such values to their homes. Just in this way will we be able to act effectively in the reduction of verbal and emotional aggression; of physical abuse and in the reduction in the number of children “raped” in many different ways. As important as the mobilization it is to be aware that the businesses are endeavoring to change this grim reality.
Besides the awareness actions already implemented, among which, campaigns on the subject in the internal media, participation in external mobilization events and lecture for the employees of the corporation, in 2012 the Company intends to widen its commitment by adopting further initiatives before local groups of the production chain such as carriers and drivers, for example.
On the Company
Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A is a chemical industry that creates, manufactures and delivers solutions in catalysts and additives for petroleum catalytic cracking, one of the oil refining processes directed to the production of gasoline and PLG.
With headquarters in the Santa Cruz Industrial District – Rio de Janeiro – its shareholding control belongs to two worldwide giants of the oil and petrochemical area – the Brazilian Petrobras and the American Albemarle Corporation. In this way it was possible to unite the Petrobras’ experience in the refining and cracking of oil using technological dominance and the ability of Albemarle in achieving noticeable share in the chemical specialty and chemical polymers international market so as to reach the catalysts business.
In August 2010 the company signed the Corporate Engagement for the Confrontation of Sexual Abuse against Children and Adolescents, an initiative of the Human Rights Secretariat in partnership with the FIRJAN (Federation of the Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro) System, Petrobras and the Brazilian Entrepreneurial Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS).

Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A. is an international technology company that produces and provides solutions in catalysts and additives for the oil refinning industry.

As a joint venture, FCC S.A. joins the tradition and know-how of two world giants of the oil and petrochemical areas – Petrobras and Albemarle Corporation.

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