Committed to achieving mutual prosperity with the country’s local communities, AGC Brazil invests in a series of initiatives that aim to contribute to the evolution of society, whether through social actions, employee support and development programs and through corporate practices in which ethics and integrity prevail.
AGC Brazil, in partnership with the Municipality of Guaratinguetá, conducted a 240-hour staff training course in the glass production sector. 220 professionals from the city of Guaratinguetá were trained, of which 120 were previously selected by the AGC. The remaining 100 individuals were included as AGC collaborators. During the course, 12 AGC professionals acted as volunteer teachers and taught classes.
The former Gente Inocente crèche, in Janaúba MG, the scene of a tragedy that shocked the entire country – a fire caused by a watchman that killed 14 people in October 2017 – was rebuilt with the help of the population and companies in the region. AGC Brazil was also part of the reconstruction, as all the glass used in the daycare center was donated by AGC. The school was renamed Helley de Abreu, in honor of the teacher who died in the fire after saving the lives of several children.
AGC supplied the glass for the revitalization of the Japanese Immigration Museum, located in São Paulo SP, which aims to rescue Japanese history in Brazil. The institution has more than 100,000 objects, documents and photos spread over 1,350 square meters. Among the novelties of the Museum’s installations are the showcases made with AGC’s extra clear glass, Clearvision, chosen to bring more clarity and transparency to the exhibitions. The male and female bathrooms received the Mirox Premium Mirror and Matelux steel glass.
Through tax incentives, AGC supports events, exhibitions and projects of the Lina Bo Bardi Institute, which owns the Glass House in São Paulo, and which encourages the development of architecture and the use of glass in the country.
AGC supports several actions of the São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand (MASP). Initially, all the glass of the easels that receive the works of art available in the Exhibition Acervo em Transformação (Collection in Transformation) were donated. The crystal easels were created in the 60s by the architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992), but were restored and started to feature AGC glass in 2015. In consecutive years, the AGC participated in the revitalization of some spaces in the Museum, providing glass and mirrors for bathrooms and changing rooms.
In 2016, the Mário de Andrade Library, an important cultural center in the city of São Paulo, received the installation of glass panels with the printing of 16 photos of library visitors and employees, as well as a self-portrait by the Brazilian photographer and artist Alex Flemming, who signs the project. The type of glass used in stained glass is Clearvision, extra-clear by AGC, provided free of charge by the company.
In January 2020, the AGC team of volunteers carried out the Revitalization action of Lar dos Velhinhos (Elderly people’s home) in Guaratinguetá (SP). Supported by the principles and values of AGC, the 104 volunteers (including employees and their families) received from the company all the material needed to renovate the environments, bringing more color, beauty and, above all, quality of life to the elderly who live there.