In the midst of the pandemic, this week, Gerdau made financial contributions of R $ 100,000 to the Health Secretariat of Pindamonhangaba and R $ 50,000 to Santa Casa de Misericórdia in the municipality. The allocation of resources will contribute to the purchase of hospital instruments and supplies from two new Emergency Care Units (UPAs) and the hospital.
The financial contribution adds to other donations that the Company made in the Vale do Paraíba region to combat the new coronavirus, including various safety equipment (PPE), such as masks and face shields. “This contribution is part of a total amount of R $ 20 million, which Gerdau destined for initiatives promoted in the municipalities in which it is present, since the moment calls for the collaboration and unity of all”, says Cristiane Spadini, People manager Gerdau Summit.
With 119 years of history, Gerdau is the largest Brazilian steel producer and one of the main suppliers of long steel in the Americas and special steel in the world. In Brazil, it also produces flat steel, in addition to iron ore for own consumption. With the purpose of empowering people who build the future, the company is present in 10 countries and has more than 30 thousand direct and indirect employees in all its operations. The largest recycler in Latin America, Gerdau uses scrap as an important raw material: 73% of the steel it produces is made from this material. Every year, 11 million tons of scrap are transformed into various steel products. Gerdau’s shares are listed on the São Paulo (B3), New York (NYSE) and Madrid (Latibex) stock exchanges.