GRU Airport is committed to the socioeconomic development of the region in which it operates by supporting social responsibility initiatives in the neighborhoods around the airport.
Our airport operations are guided by responsible management principles that contribute to a sustainable development model.
The Sustainability area of GRU Airport is structured in two axes: Strategic Management and Community Development.
Strategic management is about diagnosing and proposing good sustainability practices that can be incorporated in the value chain, with the objetive of reducing the impact on the environment and society. Social projects come from understanding of the airport's role in neighboring communities, having contributing to the local socioeconomic development as a key structuring factor
Taking off with Guarulhos
The Project Taking Off With Guarulhos is the result of a partnership between GRU Airport and Sebrae - Brazilian Support Service to Micro and Small Companies. The objective is to encourage micro and small entrepreneurs to legalize their companies and strengthen the city of Guarulhos. By creating an environment that favors development, the project has the objective of boosting the local economy by stimulating regional vocations and ongoing activities.
Tuning the Future with Art
The Project Tuning the Future with Art is a socio-educational initiative, carried out in the airport site for children and teenagers who live around the airport. On a daily basis, before or after regular school hours, students have music, IT, robotics, hardware, remedial lessons, English classes, and ethics and citizenship, as well as sports workshops. The project also offers social assistance with home visitation. The project is managed by AGAM – Associação Guarulhense de Amparo ao Menor, an entity that has been working in the city of Guarulhos for over 30 years. Currently 120 children and teenagers, ages ranging 6 to 18, participate in the project.
Created in 2013, the First Flight Project has the objective of preparing teenagers for the market place. In partnership with Wizard Idiomas, English courses are offered to the participants of the project Tuning the Future with Art. At 17 teenagers can participate in the Young Apprentice Program recruitment process at GRU Airport.