Environmental repairs after a tragedy with worldwide repercussions.
The collapse of the Fundão dam had a substantial socio-environmental impact. In addition to the loss of human lives and material goods, a significant environmental catastrophe occurred with the contamination of ore tailings along the entire course of the Rio Doce from Mariana/MG to its estuary through the Municipality of São Mateus/ES, devastating riverbank vegetation and river life.
Egis' challenge was to intervene in a location with high social sensitivity, under the watchful eye of NGOs, the Department of Public Prosecution and the population to contribute to reducing the damage caused by the tragedy.
Our experience in forest restoration in large projects, especially with Petrobras, enabled us to act in an extremely sensitive context and meet contractual demands on social responsibility with regard to the local community through contracting services such as the acquisition of materials, thus boosting the local economy.
Finally, we complied with the Conduct Adjustment Term with the Department of Public Prosecution, with the planting and maintenance of the affected areas, in particular on the banks of the Rio Doce.