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2030 Agenda: Reasons to Transform the World

Vaz de Almeida Advogados assumes the public commitment to the 2030 Agenda: gender equity and economic development.

Paulo Reganin, editor.
From the Comunication Department.
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We inform all our clients, friends, and subscribers that we are now signatories of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ambitious appeal to solve humanity’s main challenges, signed by the 193 Members States of the United Nations.
Our endorsement of the 2030 Agenda, through the goals «Gender Equity» (SDG n.5) and «Labor and Economic Development» (SDG n.8), not only welcomes our previous initiatives ― such as, for example, the Uni Arte project and our institutional commitment to the UN-Women’s HeForShe initiative ―, but from now on serves to guide our decision-making process regarding future institutional alliances and community partnerships, with our Code of Conduct remaining the ultimate criteria. In addition, making our initiative a public gesture has the educational purpose of speaking to our partners, collaborators, and suppliers about the essence of the nature of our «motu proprio» of doing Pro Bono, according to the terms of our Culture ― and, in this way, reaffirming it.
Uni Arte Project:
supporting female leadership
in a community
We have been partners with Uni Arte, a «creative economy» experience connected to the Automotive Chain, since 2016. The Project has transformed the lives of a talented community of artisans and seamstresses in the City of Indaiatuba (SP), through the upcycling of seat belts, airbags, and automotive fabrics, transforming them into fashion and art pieces. The Project relies on our free legal support, with the same technical rigor and energy with which we serve all our customers. Currently constituted as a cooperative, Uni Arte is the story of a group of young mothers, housewives and grandmothers who decided to act to change the course of their lives: without political ties or public funding, the initiative generates work and income, making it possible for its members to make a decisive contribution to their families through the design of backpacks, bags, notebook cases and other incredible items.
As Judite Fernanda Simionato, president of the institution, frequently reports, «when income comes into the household through women, we know that the most basic needs will be met. Children, the sick and the elderly will be cared for, the main needs of the family will be met».
Vaz de Almeida is a signatory of
the HeForShe global commitment
Since March 2021, we have formally committed to the global #HeForShe movement, becoming its signatories (#2221499) aswell as promoters. The #HeForShe Movement is a UN-Women initiative to facilitate dialogue among men and boys about how they can act as allies in promoting gender equity and respect for women.
What about you? What are your motives for transforming the world?

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Focussing on what really matters ― We are an independent law firm, dedicated to providing legal support for the international operations and investments of foreign companies in Brazil and the internationalization of Brazilian companies, from preparation to support in the destination countries. Our Purpose is to identify and catalyze the best business opportunities, clearing the barriers that compromise our Clients’ time and energy, so that they can focus on the work that really matters: exceeding the expectations of their shareholders. We are not just lawyers. We are business consultants and strategists. Our ambition is to make the world a better place through our work and contribute to the improvement of the Brazilian business environment, positively influencing the leaders we deal with, as well as balancing, in a consistent and sustainable way, the creation of value for our clients with the creation of value for our professionals and the community.

Non-negotiable boundaries ― Either one has integrity, or one has nothing. Our company prides itself of the care it gives to every ethical aspect of human relations and of everyday work, ensuring that our team never crosses the line of no return. That is why we hold the highest standard of internal demand, guaranteeing that every deal is made only for the advantages of its terms. We do not restrain ourselves to the strict observance of Brazilian Law and the Law of the countries of origin of the corporations and investors we deal with, alone. In addition, we follow all the indications of the «United Nations Convention against Corruption» as well as the «Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions» of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). We also follow the guidelines about «Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance» (2009), as well as the «Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises » (2011), both issued by the OECD. We believe, that doing the right thing is good for business, and that honest work strengthens the belief, that despair over the ways of the world shall not prevail.

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VAZ DE ALMEIDA ADVOGADOS is an independent Law Firm, dedicated exclusively to giving Legal Support for foreign companies in Brazil, as well as for Brazilian companies operating in the country and abroad. We specialize in unblocking the barriers that compromise executives' time and energy, so that they can focus on the work that really matters: exceeding their shareholders' expectations.