Cencosud Sustainability Institute
Seeking to further consolidate Cencosud Brasil’s ESG initiatives, another step was taken with the creation of an identity to represent this progress: the Corporate Institute. Previously known as the GBarbosa Institute, it has been renamed to Cencosud Sustainability Institute and gained national coverage. It is now the socio-environmental responsibility arm of Grupo Cencosud in Brazil, covering the GBarbosa, Bretas, Prezunic, Mercantil Atacado, Perini, Spid, and GIGA Atacado brands.
During the third quarter, the Institute had 2,473 participants, recording an excellent growth of 61.6% compared to 3Q22. The initiatives were expanded to four additional stores, doubling the scope in relation to the previous year. The activities promoted by the Institute included Functional Training workshops and Fit Dance, among others, in addition to carrying out donation campaigns, pet adoption fairs, physiotherapy services, and educational lectures on Violence against Women and Yellow September.
Through this program, customers and employees can donate their spare change in cash and contribute to activities carried out by social institutions in the locations where we operate.
Diversity and Inclusion
Women in leadership positions reached 33.8%, increasing by 0.8 pp compared to 3Q22.
In September, we celebrated the launch of Cenco Mulheres (Cenco Women), an innovative female
leadership mentoring program, with the exclusive participation of 18 mentors and 18 mentees.
We also continued to promote the inclusion of black or brown people in leadership roles, reaching
62.4% of our total staff.
It is also worth highlighting that 19.6% of our employees are aged 50 years
or older, increasing by 1.7 pp from 3Q22.
These results show our commitment to promoting an inclusive culture and providing equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of their age, gender, or ethnic-racial background.