It is in sustainability that the route to our future lies.
We are capable of great deeds, of big figures, but also of reinventing ourselves.
Because we are not the ones who change. You are. You evolve, and we could not move forward without evolving together.
It's time to change. In a changing world, we keep moving. Find out more
Hidrovias do Brasil (HBSA) was born with a vocation for sustainability, using the potential of our rivers and coasts to transport wealth and connect South America. It is a much more efficient, safe and sustainable type of transportation that generates less greenhouse gas emissions and demands far fewer natural resources.
Our mission is to use our waters as a source for generating social and environmental development and for transporting us to a better future!
Barges X Trucks
1 Hidrovias do Brasil convoy of 25 barges
is equivalent to the capacity of
approximately 1,200 trucks
Hidrovias is surpassing itself again!
With a project for transporting 35 barges in a single convoy on Amazonian rivers, we will transport the equivalent of 1,666 trucks in a single trip.
HBSA generates much less greenhouse gas emissions!
See the annual emission comparison for each transportation mode:
4 grams of CO2 equivalent per net ton kilometer (NTK)
14 grams of CO2 equivalent per net ton kilometer (NTK)
12 grams of CO2 equivalent per net ton kilometer (NTK)
Prevented carbon per month - HBSA
2.110 tons of CO2 per net ton kilometer ‐ 10 convoys per month
2.500 tons of CO2 per net ton kilometer ‐ 10 convoys per month
Fonte: 2020 HBSA GHG Inventory.
We generate more than 1.400 direct jobs
we have another 2,000 outsourced employees
Investment In The Environment
+ R$ 34 millions
invested in caring for the environment in 2021
+ R$ 4 millions
invested in 2022 for supporting 12 social initiatives benefiting more than 100,000 people.
Innovation with a focus on sustainability
Building the world's first electric shunting pushers.
What we are already doing
It is with great pride that we publicly present our first GRI-standard Sustainability Report, another important step in our Sustainable Commitment. Based on the best international reporting practices, it helps to bring transparency to the social, environmental and economic interferences of our activities, in addition to guiding our trajectory from now on! learn more
We innovate to reduce emissions
We are building the world's first two electric shunting pushers. By using electricity as a source for navigation, we managed to reduce up to 2,168 tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) per year, which is equal to the consumption of 472 cars. find out more
Closeness with communities
For us, engaging with the communities surrounding our operations is one of our main sustainability goals. Through dialogue, impact management and social investment initiatives, we have built a journey based on respect and partnership. The focus is on strengthening the company's relationship with its stakeholders. The relationship also allows for co-creating social transformation projects, always built on the basis of the communities’ demands.
Support for local development
In 2022, we are investing around 5 million reais (BRL) in initiatives that are expected to benefit more than 100,000 people through 12 new projects that will be implemented in Paraguay, Uruguay, and in Itaituba and Barcarena in Pará State and in Santos, São Paulo State. Our strategic social action takes place through three pillars; Education, Employment, and Income Generation & Local Development. We expect to expand the number of initiatives throughout the year. Stay tuned for our updates. find out more about some of the initiatives
Transparency in relationships
We always act in a transparent manner in our relations with all our audiences. For this, we have codes and policies that ensure that we act ethically and in accordance with the best international practices. We are TRACE certified, which means that we have appropriate anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices in place. find out more
Navigation is sustainable: see why
Navigation uses river courses that already exist and, unlike roads, do not require the construction of major roads, which impact the environment.
Navigation is a much more efficient transportation modal because it does not depend on traffic flow, and it is safe, because the accident rates are much lower than those on the roads.
Transportation by water is much “cleaner” because it requires much less fuel to carry much more cargo and generates up to 3 times less greenhouse gas emissions than other transportation modals.
Navigation activities create jobs and income for the population of communities around rivers and seas. Here at Hidrovias do Brasil, we also support local social initiatives and projects that bring education, employment and development to the communities in which we operate.
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