Copel is committed to its stakeholders with a commitment to environmental, social and governance responsibility through various voluntary commitments recognized locally and worldwide.

The Company is committed to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, which aims to engage companies and organizations to adopt principles and actions in several areas such as: combating inequalities, respect for human rights, labor relations, Environment, combating corruption, among others.

In Brazil, Copel is part of the Brazilian Network of the Global Compact, participating in its committee and thematic groups (actions), in which it exchanges experiences and builds best practices in partnership with other Brazilian companies and organizations.

Prominent commitment made by Copel is the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that guide a large part of the themes to which the Company is engaged and in search of continuous improvement. The SDGs are multidisciplinary and transversal to all Copel’s voluntary commitments, assuming a leading role in the actions developed by the company.

Voluntary commitments by Copel:

  • Agenda 2030;
  • Stakeholder Capitalism;
  • Call to Action for Governments to Fight Corruption;
  • Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents;
  • Combating Discrimination and Valuing Diversity;
  • Brazilian Business Commitment to Biodiversity;
  • Conselho Paranaense de Cidadania Empresarial (Paranaense Business Citizenship Council);
  • Business Contribution for the Promotion of a Green and Inclusive Economy;
  • Declaration Call to Action for Governments to Fight Corruption;
  • Pro-Ethical Companies;
  • Entrepreneurs for the Climate;
  • Eradication of Child, Forced or Compulsory Labor;
  • National Movement ODS We Can;
  • Movement Transparency 100%;
  • Movement Net Zero Ambition;
  • Business Pact for Integrity and Against Corruption;
  • Global Compact (UN);
  • Pact for Integrity;
  • Prevention of moral harassment and sexual harassment;
  • Women Empowerment Principles (WEP);
    Principles for Responsible Manegement Education (PRME);
  • Pro-Gender and Race Equity Program;
  • Network of Companies for Learning and Eradication of Child Labor; and
  • Respect for free trade union association and the right to collective bargaining.

Global Compact at Copel

The Global Compact is an UN initiative with the purpose of engaging companies in an effective manner in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and the Fight against Corruption, so, in conjunction with other social players, they will contribute to building a more inclusive and sustainable global economy.

To that effect, ten principles were established which currently have a direct correlation to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO) and which must be aligned to the strategy of companies that adhere to the Global Compact.

The initiative is considered the largest on the planet, in terms of Corporate Sustainability: there are over 13 members across 160 countries.

Copel is a signatory since its launch, in the 2000s, by then UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. Ever since, the Company has been permanently reaffirmed its commitment, by reinforcing good practices and designing new actions, integrated to Rede Brasil: the third largest network of companies for the Global Compact, with over 800 members.

Formal adhesion is made by sending a letter to the UN Secretary General, where the company declares its commitment to the premises of the Global Compact.

See below the ten principles and the SDO:

Princípios do Pacto Global


Copel and the SDG

The Sustainable Development Objectives, the SDG, are part of the 2030 Agenda – Transforming Our World. These are 17 objectives to be met between 2015 to 2030. A plan of action for eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring people reach peace and prosperity.