With the objective of contributing to the education and development of citizenry, Mineração Usiminas contributes to environmental education through community projects, show that it believes in actions that transform the environment we live in and Man himself. They are actions that seek to develop abilities and attitudes in favor of preserving the environment, helping to form a sustainable society.

To achieve this work, the company has a structured area for promotion of environmental educational, the Usiminas Biodiversity Center (Cebus) in the city of Itatiaiuçu, MG. This green area annually hosts the Xerimbabo Project which takes knowledge and awareness to the community in a fun, enjoyable manner. At Cebus, young people from the schools in the region and population as a whole can also learn more about sustainable development, biodiversity, natural resources and what each one of us can to for the planet.

  • The Xerimbabo Project, in its fourth year in Itatiaiuçu, has already received almost 20 thousand visitors from more than 40 learning institutions from around 11 cities in the region.
  • At Cebus, Mineração Usiminas has a plant nursery, where reforestation saplings are grown. The place produces around 14 thousand saplings every year.
  • In 2012, 11 thousand saplings were planted and donated to environmental projects and to the community surrounding the company.

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