Committed to sustainability, Synergia works to generate positive social and environmental impacts, bringing together its efforts aimed at sustainable development with those of governments, companies, society, and the academic community.
We understand sustainable development as defined by the Bruntland Report, published in 1987 by the UN: “development capable of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations”.
In our vision of development, companies must necessarily make their business engines for promoting social and environmental, racial, and gender justice, eradicating poverty, defending human rights, decent work, environmental protection, climate balance, conservation of biodiversity, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Knowing the importance of valuing social and environmental resources, Synergia increasingly operates in the repair economy market, which addresses the value of resources that are not usually priced, proposing the recognition – in a calculated way – of the value of the environment, people, and the relationships between these elements for productive systems.
The purpose of this new economic trend is to prevent natural goods from being consumed to the point of deprivation, as well as to ensure that ecosystemic social actions are promoted and valued before humanity faces environmental degradation with no return.
Synergia has the competence to measure and create social and environmental impacts in value chains and in the implementation of its clients’ projects, also working with solutions for repairing and regenerating biodiversity.
At Instituto Ethos since 2018, we have contributed to the Working Groups (GT) on Human Rights, Integrity, and the Environment. We also participate in the initiative A Concert for the Amazon and the Sustainable Amazon Forum.
Certified as a B Company in October 2022, Synergia is part of B Movement, a community of leaders that seeks a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system, meeting high standards of environmental and social performance and criteria of transparency and legal responsibility, whether through crisis management or social development, among other solutions.
In addition, Certification B evaluates the company’s positive impacts in five pillars:
Companies that are certified assume a commitment to continuous improvement and place corporate purpose at the center of their business model. Thus, they commit to a constant development plan, which moves from the logic of mitigating the negative impact to a new logic of generating a positive impact.
B Companies are companies that seek to be the best for the world, not just the best in the world.
Understanding its role in the market, in October 2021, Synergia joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on commitments made by CEOs to implement the universal principles of sustainability and support compliance with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030.
The Global Compact’s mission is to support companies in aligning their strategies and operations with the initiative’s 10 principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption.
Among the commitments made based on the SDGs, the main one is to maintain gender equality throughout the Synergia team, which was achieved in early 2022. The racial issue was also incorporated, in order to reach 50% of management positions and 25% of senior management positions occupied by self-declared black and brown people by 2030.
In addition, Synergia included in its action plan the SDGs related to:
Although not listed, SDGs such as Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) and Action against Climate Change (SDG 13) are part of Synergia’s actions and projects directly related to the issue of water sustainability and environmental education.
An associate of the Ethos Institute for over 10 years, Synergia is part of the Working Groups (GT) on Human Rights, Integrity, and the Environment, in partnership with other associated companies.
The Ethos Institute has the purpose of mobilizing and helping companies to manage their businesses with social responsibility, making them allies in the development of a society that is more just and committed to sustainability. An opportunity for companies to build, alongside the government and civil society, a social responsibility agenda.
The working groups, carried out by Ethos, are spaces for exchanging experiences, guidelines, and the collective production of materials and guides that direct decision-making and the improvement of business practices, in addition to fostering corporate social responsibility.
Also in 2021, Synergia participated, as a signatory company, in the launch of the climate commitments letter “Proposal and business recommendations for the Brazilian NDC”, presented by the Ethos Institute during COP26.
In both editions, Synergia had representatives who followed the event in person, sharing key information, relevant events, and daily discussions, in addition to producing analyzes on the main topics of the conference.
The main climate issues are discussed at the COP, such as the negotiation and approval of instruments to accelerate and deepen commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to being the moment for governments and companies to assume goals in favor of the climate and mechanisms to reduce its social and environmental impacts.