With the goal of continuously improving its performance in sustainability, Copel guides its Standards and procedures in best practices, applying broadly used international standards validated by the market.

For standardizing its sustainability indicators (or non-financial indicators) Copel adopts the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), known as the GRI Standards. The GRI Standards present common language for organizations and stakeholders, for the purpose of improving understanding of the economic, environmental social and governance impacts of companies and their activities.

The indicators are used both for internal management of these impacts, as well as for external reporting of the Company’s annual performance in the publishing of the Copel Integrated Report, and of the Social Responsibility and Economic-Financial Reports of Aneel (Federal Electric Power Agency).

To enable an even better understanding of the Company’s business performance, Copel uses the structure prepared by the International Integrated Report Council (IIRC), which governs the preparation of the Integrated Report, an annual public communication of the results of economic, environmental, social, and governance aspects.


ISO14001 is a standard that addresses Environmental Management Systems for the purpose of allowing companies that use and have the ability of developing their environmental impacts management practices, yielding better results. Copel has some operations certified by ISO14001, which shows all stakeholders the Company’s commitment to being environmentally correct.

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ISO26000 approaches the theme of Social Responsibility in a broader form, from the historic evolution and definition of concepts, and the manners through which companies may develop socially responsible behavior. This is a voluntary application standard, with no certification character, and its use is free, partially or integrally.

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