Environmental preservation is an agenda for discussion worldwide. Aware of its obligations, TBG operates as a company that is concerned about society and environment.
At the same time in which complying with legal determinations dictated by environmental standards for the construction of the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline, TBG was interacting with the involved parts: communities, governmental agencies, foreigner funders, universities and non-governmental organizations.
With the support of a specialized consulting team and with the participation of the communities, 3 social-environmental plans were developed and launched yet during the pipeline construction:
|Eco-compensation plan||12 Eco-parks||Headquarters, track signaling, lightning, environmental education and surveillance.|
|Social-economical compensation plan||51 city halls||Health, education, basic sanitation, street paving, culture and leisure.|
|Indigenous people development plan||22 villages||Health, schools, artesian wells, land, animals, agricultural equipment.|
TBG has developed, in partnership with Ibama and estate municipal agencies, an Environmental Compensation Plan which assured environmental preservation, respect to the community and conservation of the archaeological and historical heritage.
The regularization and acquisition of lands in process of being destined to environmental parks were prioritized. TBG also supported scientific research and environmental education in order to maintain the estate parks well preserved: Alberto Loefgreen (SP), Campinhos, Guartelá e Cerrado (PR), Serra do Tabuleiro and Morro do Baú (SC) and Mata Paludosa (RS) reserve.
The Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline's Rescue Program, coordinated for over 6 years by more than 20 archaeologists, divided in 3 groups: one for MS, other to SP and the third for PR, SC, and RS, resulted in the most extensive archaeological survey ever done in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Archaeological Society.
The result is available in a publication given to universities, libraries and research institutes. The book details all the evaluation process of the impact of the construction which allowed the mapping of archaeological sites unbeknown so far.
While conducting works such as the construction of new Delivery Points, TGB fulfills legal obligations in a manner to identify social and environmental impacts.
Such information is treated in environmental studies, which are approved by Ibama.