Seeing the evolution of our trajectory through 2022 is very rewarding. We have reached a new operational standard level with a record volume of 74.9 billion RTKs and achieved the best result in the company’s history at the close of the third quarter. We have shown consistency in our commercial strategy, based on processes driven by trust, transparency and closeness to our customers. The outcome was growth in market share in the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás, performing an important role in corn and soybean transportation.
We succeeded in conducting our expansion process with excellence, highlighting the fact that we obtained the first legal and environmental permits for the first state railroad in Mato Grosso. As a result, we started our construction work committed to a sustainable project, respecting the environment while seeking to boost local development and the generation of strategic partnerships. The execution of the first 743 kilometers foreseen in this first phase is expected to create about 236,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. We have initiated our first operations on the Central Network in the sugar market at the Iturama Road and Rail Terminal (MG), an investment able to provide Rumo with an important competitive edge in the region.
Regarding safe operation, I would like to mention our commitment to Railroad Safety. We have managed to remain among the best American Class One railroads. We had a good year that saw a 25% drop in the severity of accidents. In Occupational Safety, we launched the reviewed 7 Rules of Life, training our employees and third parties. We have reduced accidents by 20% and are working around the clock to get our people home safely.
We have strengthened our commitment to positively impact society and the environment. We recognize the ESG agenda as the only feasible solution for our business longevity, an understanding that drives us to show how environmental, social and governance issues add value to our projects and operations.
Through Instituto Rumo, we support volunteer projects and Private Social Investment, allocating more than BRL 4.3 million in actions to generate a positive impact on society, which can be referred to in our first Social Report. All these efforts allowed us to once again integrate the B3 Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE), the main reference tool in the country for the recognition of good business practices in sustainability. We reinforce our commitment to the Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals.
We also highlight the performance of our 10 Commitments for Sustainable Development and our goals, with the lowest accident rate in our history, increased energy efficiency in rail transport and mitigation of climate changerelated impacts. Finally, I would like to thank all our employees, who are vital to our journey and accomplishments.
Our 10 Commitments to Sustainable Development
For the sixth consecutive year we are disclosing our Sustainability Report, in order to confirm our commitment to transparency, compliance of operations, and accountability to our main stakeholders: employees, business partners, suppliers, customers, communities, investors, and the market in general. GRI 102-40
Ensure the safety of the teams,processes and operations, reflected in our LTIF index, which must be 0.15 on average, in the period up to 2025
Promoting and encouraging energy efficiency as well as preparing and updating our inventories on GHG emissions.
Promote gender diversity in the selection processes and succession map, as well as develop people continuously. In this regard, we commit to increasing our employee satisfaction level from 78% in 2019 to 82% by 2025.
Spreading ethical values to all members of the team.
Seeking funding methods linked to sustainability criteria (Green/Social/Transition/ESG-related).
Contributing to Brazil’s sustainable development, starting with the locations surrounding our operations.
Promoting transparency with regards to business management and aligned with environmental, social, and governance criteria.
Encourage innovation in the business and its stakeholders
Boost the supply chain to promote Sustainability
Promote sustainability actions together with clients
Committed to Sustainability
This document presents, for the seventh consecutive year, the highlights of our performance based on ESG principles, demonstrating how our commitments to transparency, compliance and sustainability materialize.
Throughout the pages of the report, we present the performance data and results for the North, Paulista, South, Central and West networks and Brado Logística, in the period between January 1st and December 31st, 2022.
The Report was prepared following the rules of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), two guidelines used by Companies around the world for sustainability reporting, in addition to following guidelines of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures). As signatories of the Global Compact, we also report how we contribute to the 10 Universal Principles of the Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Sustainability Report was evaluated and approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, and was previously revised by the Strategic and Sustainability Committee and by the senior executives responsible for the reported information. The entire content of this publication has been subject to external verification by an independent third party.
Throughout this document, we present the GRI Standards and SASB indicators. At the end of each paragraph, we indicate the indicators reported using the acronym GRI or SASB.
In the annexes, on page 102, we present the GRI index and the SASB index, with an explanation of each indicator and the pages where they were mentioned throughout the report.