The Social Observatory prepared this study to expand on an earlier project that concerned all direct Norwegian investment in Brazil. In this case, it was decided to learn more about the companies that belong to the Norsk Hydro Group that are located here: Adubos Trevo, Alumínio Acro and Alunorte. In the later, Norsk has only a minority share.
The survey by the Social Observatory on Parmalat company S.A. food industry aimed to check their behaviour and performance in respect of fundamental labour rights and the protection of the environment, health and safety at work laid down in the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
This Executive Report presents the results of the study conducted by the Social Observatory at the company Bompreço (Ahold) – which operates in the supermarket sector in the Brazilian northeast. The study sought to evaluate compliance with basic labor rights, and of occupational health and safety, and environmental laws.