With a vision guided by Social Entrepreneurship, Zilor always invests in the communities where it operates. Since 2007, the company has used resources made available through tax incentive laws to primarily benefit children and teenagers with activities that have the purpose promote, through education, culture and sport, their individual and social development, getting them ready to take on the leading role in their own lives.
Our actions cover 100% of the municipalities in which we have industrial operations and occur through our own projects, philanthropic actions and projects encouraged by state and federal laws.
We have engaged Zilor’s leaders, the community and the government in interviews to carry out a social diagnosis in the three communities in which we operate and thus prioritize investments for the coming years. At the same time, we strengthened the communication strategy to bring even more positive impacts on communities from Zilor’s social projects and investments, expanding the perception of value and the company’s image. Our purpose is to show the commitment to strengthening the relationship we have with society and the strategy to achieve sustainable results in our business model, balancing economic, social and environmental aspects.
In the 2018/2019 harvest, we allocated a total of R$4.2 million to carry out many initiatives that positively impacted the residents of Lençóis Paulista, Macatuba and Quatá, municipalities located in the state of São Paulo. The projects developed with these resources benefited over 800 students from these municipalities who participated in the educational projects promoted by Zilor.
Tax Incentive Projects
Investments made as part of Zilor’s social responsibility strategy are supported by federal laws. Among them are the Rouanet Law, the Children’s Fund, the Sports Law and the Elderly Law. Through the Rouanet Law, it was possible to allocate resources to keep the programming of the Adélia Lorenzetti Municipal Theater, in Lençóis Paulista. Since its inauguration in November 2016, until May 2018, the space has already served around 40,000 people with monthly shows. With the Children’s Fund, funds were distributed to the city halls of the three cities in which the company operates. The funds will be used to finance social projects focusing on children and teenagers in the region, with activities focused on contributing to the personal and professional development of these audiences.
Through incentive laws promoted by the state of São Paulo, we carried out three main projects:
Iandê Project: Young people in the municipality of Macatuba have dance, theater, music and capoeira classes, complementary activities offered during school hours. The public’s age range varies from 7 to 17 years-old.
Youth of the Future: In Lençóis Paulista, the project benefits children and teenagers (7 to 17 years old) with volleyball classes. The activities are carried out during the school hours.
Own projects are funded with direct investments by Zilor and also help develop the surrounding communities.
The company’s own initiatives are:
Always Learning: The municipality of Quatá/SP, which houses one of the company’s three industrial units and its the largest in number of employees, has been the stage for several social initiatives promoted by Zilor, through the Always Learning project. The actions developed for young people from 7 to 17 years old are based on the exchange of knowledge on subjects such as Sustainability and Environment, Cinema, Social Transformation, Volunteering, Project Development and Fundraising, in addition to sports activities during school hours, which help develop their Citizenship.
Zillo Lorenzetti Musical Band: With 29 years of existence, the social project offers classes during school hours for children and teenagers from 7 to 17 years old living in Lençóis Paulista/SP. Music is part of the pedagogical project, which focuses on social and educational activities, family and cultural integration. The purpose of the initiative is to offer practices that awaken values, creativity and youth leadership.
Zillo Lorenzetti Choir: With 36 years of experience and tradition in the cultural and musical scene of Lençóis Paulista and Macatuba/SP. With over 50 members of the community, it continues to delight through a diverse repertoire presented at events in the region.