Hydro has just taken another important position in the mining sector in Brazil as one of four new members of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Mining Institute (Ibram).
This month, Ibram raised its representation from 11 to 15 members and also designated Hydro as a member of the Special Committee on Mining of the National Confederation of Industry (CEM/CNI), as the representative of the bauxite industry.
Andreia Reis, head of Business Relationship and Development in Hydro's Bauxite & Alumina business area, will be the company's representative in both institutions. She has an appointment scheduled for the next day 9, in Brasília, capital of Brazil, when there will be another round of discussions on the proposed new Mining Framework.
"We are very pleased with this new moment. The designation of our company as a member of both the Board of Directors of IBRAM and the Special Committee on Mining of CNI, represents a significant step not only for Hydro but also for bauxite mining, once we can make the sector become more competitive in Brazil," Reis says.
Founded in 1976 as a private, non-profit organization, Ibram represents and promotes the mineral industry, contributing to its national and international competitiveness.
It also promotes sustainable development in the sector and the use of best practices in occupational safety and health of workers, and to stimulate research, development, innovation, providing forums for the exchange of knowledge and experiences as well as for the discussion of issues of interest to the mining industry and the national and international standardization of their products.
CNI is the representative of the Brazilian industry, an economic sector that accounts for a quarter of the national economy, employs one in four workers with a formal contract and is responsible for a third of investments in research and development of the country.
Currently, CNI brings together 27 industry federations, the states and the Federal District, and approximately 1,300 unions across Brazil.