CCC realiza primeira reunião híbrida desde o início pandemia

O Conselho Comunitário Consultivo (CCC) do Polo Industrial realizou no último dia 28 de abril a primeira reunião em formato híbrido, desde o início da pandemia de Covid-19. Os membros, reunidos de forma presencial no auditório do CIESP de Cubatão e por videoconferência, debateram assuntos pautados na agenda de forma interativa.

Para o diretor do CIDE Ricardo Salgado, a reunião neste formato foi muito significativa para a retomada do contato pessoal após dois anos em reuniões à distância: “Esta é uma grande oportunidade de retorno de nossos encontros presenciais e acredito que essa migração de nossos encontros para o formato híbrido irá contribuir para a retomava efetiva dos nossos projetos e discussões nos próximos encontros, aproximando ainda mais os membros do CCC”.

De acordo com Renato Silvestre, coordenador do Conselho Comunitário, o formato híbrido vai trazer um maior engajamento: “Felizmente conseguimos interagir com produtividade tendo um grupo de membros presentes em nossa reunião após mais de 2 anos e um mês de encontros virtuais. Para nós é a certeza de um retorno gradual ao contato social com segurança e eficácia”.

Os encontros são realizados mensalmente toda penúltima quarta-feira do mês e visam discutir assuntos de interesse em comum entre indústria, poder público e comunidade.

Cubatão Pole actions during the pandemic

Since the beginning of the dissemination of the new coronavirus (covid-19) in the country, the Cubatão Pole industries have contributed to the well-being of thousands of families, through donations and voluntary actions, in partnership with Cide, Ciesp Cubatão, City Hall and other municipal institutions.

In March of this year, the State Government and municipalities of Baixada Santista decreed public calamity and put into practice the main restrictive measures for access to non-essential service establishments, according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Government’s Health Secretariat of the State of São Paulo.

Many of these measures directly impacted people who are currently socially vulnerable in the city. As a result of this scenario, until the end of August, Polo industries donated more than 102 thousand inputs, including food, hygiene products, handmade masks and blankets:

  • More than 6,900 basic food baskets;
  • About 1.4 ton of vegetables;
  • 88.2 thousand lunch boxes and 2 thousand blankets, with support from Fiesp and Sesi;
  • Approximately 4,200 hygiene kits;
  • 64 thousand soaps;
  • 48 thousand handmade masks;
  • 750 liters of alcohol gel and liquid soap.

The items were distributed by the Municipal Social Assistance Secretariat, through the Social Solidarity Fund, and by associations and charities.

The Municipal Health Department also donated 24,000 respiratory protection masks and 30,000 disposable gloves to professionals who currently provide care to the population in preventing and fighting the new coronavirus.

Cubatão Hospital, on the other hand, received the donation of a new multifunctional respirator and had the support of Senai to repair four more pieces of equipment that needed maintenance.

Public places in the city, such as the hospital itself, and streets and avenues with greater circulation of people were cleaned with more than 365 thousand liters of bleach, applied by means of vehicles suitable for the activities and also provided by the industries.

For Cide’s executive director, Ricardo Salgado, integrated actions are necessary to support the population during the pandemic. “The provision of basic inputs to help families in local communities, as well as preventive measures to guarantee the health of the citizens and workers of the Pole, are fundamental initiatives to face the current crisis caused by covid-19, in addition to being strengthened for the partnership between industries, government and institutions “.

“The result of this synergy is extremely important to support families most impacted by the pandemic. We are united, looking for the possible and necessary resources, with the only objective of crossing this difficult scenario and preparing for new opportunities in our country ”, complements the principal director of Ciesp Cubatão, Raul Elias Pinto.


Prevention measures at the Pole


The industries adopted preventive measures against the new coronavirus before the intensification of the pandemic in the region and that continue until today.

Health professionals are focused on actions to monitor and prevent contamination among company employees, thus allowing safe operational continuity.

Common initiatives among Polo industries are:

  • Suspension of meetings, events or any other face-to-face activity with agglomerations;
  • Meetings, when necessary, through videoconference;
  • A large part of its staff in administrative areas in home office activity;
  • Flexibility of schedules among employees to reduce the concentration of people in the environments;
  • Guidance for employees to restrict physical contact in the workplace;
  • Minimum distance needed in common environments, such as restaurants, workstations and workers’ transport vehicles;
  • 70% alcohol gel availability in all internal facilities;
  • Intensified cleaning of work environments, especially at points of contact, such as door handles, tables and utensils;
  • Doors and windows constantly open, promoting the ventilation of the premises;
  • Guidance for employees to extend preventive actions outside the workplace.

Vila Esperança and Vila Natal receive disinfection on the main avenue

The main avenue of access to the neighborhoods Vila Esperança and Vila Natal received a disinfection action on the morning of last Saturday (4), in order to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (covid-19) by the residents.

The avenue, about 3 km long, holds the largest circulation of people from these communities and concentrates a large part of the businesses, in addition to serving as a space for holding free fairs.

Promoted by Cide, with the support of the Department of Maintenance and Public Services, the activity provided around 8 thousand liters of diluted sodium hypochlorite for cleaning the place, which were donated by Unipar and applied by Cesari, by means of a water truck. This product, when mixed with water, becomes bleach, which has effective agents for disinfecting surfaces that may contain the virus.

About 8 thousand liters of bleach were applied throughout the avenue

The Vila Esperança and Vila Natal communities are among those with the most people infected by the virus in Cubatão, according to data issued by the City Hall. The agency also considers Vila Esperança as one of the most populous neighborhoods in the city.

The disinfections, carried out by the City Hall and partnerships, have been in the city since March this year, a period in which the spread of covid-19 in the region began. The initiative has already covered other neighborhoods, such as Centro, Costa e Silva, Vila São José, Casqueiro, Caminho 2, Vila dos Pescadores and Bolsões 7, 8 and 9.


Basic food baskets are donated to low-income families in Cubatão

The last 26th day was marked by yet another solidarity action in Cubatão. About 2,880 basic food baskets and hygiene kits were donated to the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance to help needy families, affected by the economic and health impacts caused by the spread of the new coronavirus.

Carried out by Cide, with support from Petrobras and Ciesp Cubatão, the initiative aims to meet the Social Action Project to Confront Covid-19, created by the Municipal Secretariat and its Social Fund.

The action aims to assist in food security for people who are socially vulnerable and are being affected by the isolation measures established in the municipality.

The baskets donated by Petrobras will be distributed to thousands of low-income families in Cubatão, listed by CadÚnico – a program of the Federal Government and administered by the City Hall.

Daniel Violatti, Maintenance Manager at Petrobras, who at the time of delivery represented the Presidente Bernardes Refinery, highlighted that the company has acted in a proactive manner, establishing effective actions to combat the new coronavirus. “As for prevention, it is worth mentioning our internal actions to keep our employees in the maximum possible operational safety condition, which required an intense change of routine and adaptations to our production and management process. But the company’s effort also reaches the community in very concrete demands, which is the case with the donation of these almost three thousand basic baskets. It is a social responsibility initiative that aims to minimize the effects that the pandemic has generated on the lives of all of us, and in this case, we seek to directly serve the community of Cubatão, through a partnership with the City Hall, Cide and Ciesp Cubatão”.

The mayor Ademário Oliveira thanked the action and highlighted the positive reaction of industries in the municipality during the crisis. “This donation of almost three thousand baskets came at a very important moment to guarantee food security for those who need it most. A robust basket, which also includes kits for cleaning. Cubatão has the privilege of having one of the largest industrial centers in the country and local companies have helped us to reduce the impacts caused by the pandemic”.

“From the beginning, the industries have acted with readiness to assist in the fight against the new coronavirus. In addition to donations, the actions are also focused on disinfecting public roads and preventive measures at the Hub to ensure workers. It has been an integrated work, so that together we can go through this atypical scenario that we are facing ”, adds Ricardo Salgado, executive director of Cide.

National research to combat the new coronavirus

Petrobras has an extensive agenda for confronting and controlling the pandemic in the country. Among other initiatives, it made available the work of scientists and the supercomputers of its Research Center (Cenpes) for the international research of generation and analysis of data on the behavior of the new coronavirus.

Atlas and Fênix, as the equipment is called, are among the 500 largest supercomputers in the world and have the processing capacity equivalent to about 1.5 million smartphones or 40,000 next generation laptops.

Donation of PPE

Recently, Cide donated more than 50 thousand personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Municipal Health Department of Cubatão, with the participation of industries. 24 thousand respiratory protection masks and 30 thousand disposable gloves were offered to help health professionals working on the front lines in hospitals and sanitary inspections in the pandemic.

Public calamity

In March, the State Government and the City Hall of Cubatão decreed a public calamity due to the intensification of the spread of the virus in Brazil. In view of this scenario, the municipalities of Baixada Santista, through Condesb – Development Council of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista, put into practice the main restrictive measures for access to non-essential service establishments.

According to the OMS (Organização Mundial da Saúde) – World Health Organization, this is the most effective procedure for delaying the spread of the virus, until a vaccine is established for the cure.


Prevention measures for the new coronavirus at the Polo

The industries are adopting preventive measures against the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Industrial Hub of Cubatão and in the municipality, thus allowing a safe operational continuity.

Health professionals are focused on actions to monitor and prevent contamination among company employees. In this way, it will help the emergency service points in the city to avoid crowding and minimize viral transmission by the accumulation of people.

All measures are being taken based on the general guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Health Secretariat of the Government of the State of São Paulo.

Interview with TV Tribuna about the role of industries in the pandemic

The directors of Cide and Ciesp Cubatão, Ricardo Salgado and Raul Elias Pinto, participated in an interview for Jornal da Tribuna – 1st Edition, of the regional broadcaster TV Tribuna, last Monday (20).

The representatives of the institutions talked about the details of all the preventive measures that the Cubatão Pole is adopting in the face of the new coronavirus pandemic. Watch:

Ricardo highlighted the integration of industries and the main measures adopted at the Pole, such as the intensification of hygiene in common areas at work stations, for the minimum number of workers who are not in the home office regime, and the increase in the transport fleets of employees to allow the distance between people on the routes.

Regarding the post-pandemic scenario, the executive director informed that all companies are adopting the appropriate measures to minimize the current and future impacts, with the essential objective of avoiding layoffs.

Ricardo also mentioned the donations of individual protection equipment (PPE) made by Condomínio Industrial and destined to the Cubatão Health Department, in addition to the disinfection of public roads carried out by companies in the condominium.


Winter Operation at Industrial Pole Begins


Activities will continue until the end of September this year

In its 25th edition, Operation Winter began on May 1st at the Industrial Hub of Cubatão. The opening of activities, normally held at the facilities of Cide and Ciesp Cubatão, took place on April 28, through videoconference, between representatives of the industries and Cetesb’s regional manager in the municipality, Marcos Cipriano.

In order to contribute to the good quality of the industrial region, an operation works to clean the main access roads to the Pole and to companies, to avoid the dispersion of particulates (dust) accumulated on the roads, mainly due to the execution of vehicles, intensified by the climbing variable that happens in winter.

The opening, by video conference, was attended by representatives of industry and Cetesb

The phenomenon, known as thermal inversion, causes the particulates to concentrate on the surface and not disperse due to the colder temperature. In the summer, the earth’s surface remains warm, the hot air rises and the winds dispel dust. In the coldest season of the year in the city, there is usually little rain and wind, which favors concentration.

The preventive action, also known as Street Bath, will take place between the months of May and September, with the coordination of Cide and support from Ciesp Cubatão and other industries of Condomínio Industrial. Cleaning and wetting are carried out on the main roads and avenues located at the Pole, such as the Cônego Domênico Rangoni Highway, Eng. Plínio de Queiróz Avenue, Senhor Renê Fonseca Road and other accesses close to the industrial units and regulatory yards.

The cleaning is done by sweeping the roads and, then, it uses wetting water for reuse with a water truck, in operation for 12 hours daily, during the entire period of the campaign. In 2019, about 82 tons of waste were collected, such as mud, pet bottles, rubbers, tires and vehicle parts.

Since 1994, the city has had no critical episodes and outside the standards recommended by law. Air quality indexes are monitored by three Cetesb measuring stations, located in the Industrial Pole and in the urban area of ​​Cubatão, and are available for consultation on the agency’s website with updated data hourly, every day of the week.

For Marcos Cipriano, the support of the industries is fundamental for the success of the action. “Even with the reduction of industrial activities during the pandemic, the operation is still important. The intensification of movement on the roads is a concern in this period of the year and we count on the help of the Condominium to achieve yet another positive result, as in previous years”.

“We will work to make Operation Winter this year another milestone in our commitment to environmental management in the Pole and region. With the support of the industries and Cetesb, we will endeavor to conclude this period within the air quality standards”, says Cide’s executive director, Ricardo Salgado.

Prevention measures for the new coronavirus at the Polo

The industries are adopting preventive measures against the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Industrial Pole of Cubatão and in the municipality, thus allowing a safe operational continuity.

Health professionals are focused on actions to monitor and prevent contamination among company employees. In this way, it will help the emergency service points in the city to avoid crowding and minimize viral transmission by the accumulation of people.

All measures are being taken based on the general guidelines of the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the Health Secretariat of the Government of the State of São Paulo.

New Cide Executive Board

The Executive Board is now represented by a single Executive Director, Ricardo Salgado e Silva. Previously, one area consisted of three representatives of its board of directors. An entity also included in its organizational structure an Advisory Committee, consisting of three directors.

Ricardo is an engineer, specializing in Logistics and Competitive Management. Has experience in Steel Processing, Logistics, Safety and Occupational Medicine, Environment, Production Management and Institutional and Government Relations. He went through companies such as Banco Nacional, Codesp, Cosipa, CPEA and Santos City Hall.



In yet another new phase, the management of the Industrial Condominium, in synergy with the São Paulo State Industry Center (Ciesp) – Cubatão Regional, will continue its main objective: to work for the sustainable development of the Cubatão Industrial Pole, by actions and socio-economic attractions aimed at the main base segments of the country: Chemical, Petrochemical, Steel and Fertilizers.

The condominium will continue to work with integrated industries, voluntarily contributing to innovative actions and projects through the Technical Committees and Working Groups. Formed by professional representatives of the companies, the centers work on topics related to safety, environment, logistics, health, social responsibility, human resources, legal issues, among others. The initiatives have the support of society, the public power and other institutions so that the results directly help in the growth of Cubatão and the whole region.


Running Projects

Cubatão – The Opportunity Factory: one of the condominium’s inaugural initiatives and is already running. With the City Hall’s support in identifying available areas and offering exclusive tax incentives for new developments – a project sanctioned by the City Council in late 2019 – visits are being made to the world’s leading chambers of commerce and associations in Brazil to publicize The main reasons offered by the municipality for the installation of new industries, especially manufacturing, which use the basic inputs of companies already installed in the Industrial Pole in the manufacture of their products.

Situated in a strategic location, close to the Port of Santos (SP) and the capital of Sao Paulo, state of Brazil’s largest consumer market, Cubatão has great resources such as water, energy, complete highway and rail logistics system and labor. characteristics needed for industries to develop in the region. With this, we seek to generate more jobs, income to local workers and turnover in commerce.

Delegated Operation: The initiative is an agreement between the Secretariat of Public Security of the State of São Paulo with the City of Cubatão and aims to improve the public safety of the municipality through the inspection of public roads and combating illegal trade, conducted by police officers in extra work routine. The service, in force so far, was started in March 2019 and supported by the industrial condominium, with the supply of nine vehicles leased through a technical cooperation agreement with the City Hall.

APELL: Implementation Study of APELL – Local Emergency Community Alerting and Preparedness, a program created by the United Nations Department of Industry and Environment (UNEP) to act promptly to prevent and contain potential industrial incidents such as fires, leaks , among others, in the city and region, besides practicing community awareness activities such as emergency drills.

Several sensitizations about the project have already been carried out with companies, communities, institutions and the public authorities of the region.

“The Industry, through Cide and Ciesp Cubatão and in synergy with the government, society and other institutions, continues its search for stabilization in the market to reinforce its role as one of the driving segments of the Brazilian economy. In the new era of Industry 4.0, Condomínio Industrial’s efforts to invest in innovative and sustainable projects, promote professional qualification and build constructive partnerships will culminate in the efficiency and optimization of results for the future of the sector in the country and in the world ”, emphasizes Ricardo.


Learn more about Cide

Cide is a non-profit association created more than 20 years ago, which brings together companies in the base segment in an Industrial Condominium, responsible for the manufacture of high quality products, whose representation is significant in Brazil.

These are companies that are part of Cide: Birla Carbon, Braskem, Cemulti, CMOC Brazil, DOW Brazil, Engebasa, Messer Gases, Petrobras, Petrocoque, Rhodia Solvay, Carrier Mecca, Unigel, Unipar, Usiminas, White Martins and Yara Brazil.

Operation Winter ends with good air quality results in Cubatão

Operation Winter ended on the 27th and recorded another year of good results and no critical episodes in Cubatão’s air quality during the winter. The balance was presented during the meeting held at Cide/Ciesp Cubatão, which brought together representatives of industries, the government and other institutions.

The initiative, promoted by Cetesb – Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo, is a joint action carried out every year by the industrial condominium industries, managed by Cide and supported by Ciesp Cubatão.

There were about 65,244 miles of trucks driven daily and, on average, 120,000 liters of reused water daily.

In its twenty-fourth edition, a preventive operation of monthly cleaning and daily wetting of the Polo’s external and internal roads during the months of May to September of this year – a period with greater climatic variations, such as lack of gloves, strong winds and thermal invasions.

Throughout the period, about 65,244 miles were driven daily by trucks and, on average, 120 thousand liters of reused water daily. Throughout the process, around 83 million tons of product waste, mostly land and garbage on roads, boulevards and parking lots, were collected.

Air quality indexes are monitored by three Cetesb measuring stations, located at the Industrial Pole and in the urban area of ​​Cubatão, and are available on Cetesb’s website with hourly updated data every day of the week.

“The results achieved during these four months of operation were very satisfactory, with effective measures. We look forward to the continuation of these actions with the Polo companies and Cide / Ciesp Cubatão in 2020”, says Marcos Cipriano, Cetesb’s regional manager in the city.

For Valmir Ruiz, regional manager of Ciesp Cubatão, the expectation is to maintain the initiative with excellence in the Polo. “The operation was a success, as we operate in accordance with the indices established by Cetesb. The goal for next year is to remain with the Polo’s contribution to good air quality in the municipality and region”.

Ciesp Cubatão addresses Santos-Guarujá Dry Connection Project

A dry link between Santos and Guarujá was the theme of the last Ciesp Cubatão meeting on the 18th. The study was initiated by Ecovias at the monthly meeting of the Ciesp Board of Directors, Department and Advisory Council of Sesi and Senai Cubatão. The meeting was attended by the company’s superintendent director, Ronald Marangon, and engineering manager, Sidney Vilar.

The project foresees the construction of an access bridge between the shores of the Port of Santos, idealized with 46,6028 miles long, 85 m height and 325 m width, linking Via Anchieta 64 km with Domenico Rangoni 250 km, with the objective of facilitating the integration between the cities of Santos and Guarujá and the logistics movement of Porto and Cubatão Industrial Hub.

After completing its implementation, the project will be carried out by Ecovias and will be supported by the State Government. It is estimated an investment of R $ 2.9 billion and a contribution of about 4 thousand workers, with priority in the allocation of vacancies for local labor. “A work of greater development, job creation and ease of mobility for the Baixada Santista region”, reduces Sidney.

For Ciesp Cubatão’s CEO, Raul Elias Pinto, a presentation presents important news about a new structure and clarifies the main doubts of the participants. “We should be optimistic about the paper bridge or as quickly as possible, as well as other projects that contribute to improving logistics at the Cubatão and Baixada Santista Industrial Pole, such as a tunnel and other accesses.”