Integrating and coordinating the work of team is a delicate form of art. This skill can be learned and developed by leaders that have certain values already incorporated. To orient them, Odebrecht developed the Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO) over a 65-year period, based on ethical, moral and conceptual foundations. Focused on Education and Work, TEO is a philosophy of life divided into Principles, Concepts and Criteria developed by Norberto Odebrecht. TEO emphasizes the willingness to serve, the capacity and desire to evolve and the will to surpass expected results. It also involves a planned delegation process, one based on trust and partnership between the Leaders and the Led. TEO guarantees the unified thinking and action of people working in different businesses, countries and cultural contexts. In this way, it is possible to meet Clients' needs, add value to shareholder equity, reinvest the achieved results and grow on different fronts.
The TEO Fundamental Principles establish the cultural and ethical values that should orient business at Odebrecht. These are:
The TEO Essential Concepts were designed to guarantee effectiveness and clarity during the interaction between Leaders and the Led. Together with the Fundamental Principles, they establish a common language among Members, forming the Odebrecht Communication System.
There are eight General Criteria that must influence how all Odebrecht Members think and act.
The Odebrecht Member contributes to Corporate Responsibility by ensuring high quality work and productivity. Accordingly, it is necessary to remember the importance of the following points:
The company complements its contribution to the community through educational and income generation projects undertaken by the Odebrecht Foundation and actions practiced within the sphere of the operational companies. The Organization also sponsors cultural initiatives.