Our Colorir project in Brazil

The Colorir project was started as a neighborhood project initiated by employees at Elkem Carbon’s plants Carbonindustrial and Carboderivados in Brazil.

Colorir uses principles from the Elkem Business System (EBS) and focuses on continues improvement. Measuring progress and results is an important part of the project. Activities and lectures focus on safety and maintenance, and clear goals are set. Today the project includes schools where Elkem provides teaching materials and training for school employees.

The project has won the “Socio-economic development” category in a competition organised by the Brazilian authorities. Colorir also won second place in the “Education and Development” category.

Colorir is registered as an independent organisation in Brazil and several companies participate as sponsors when the project is rolled out into other areas.

This article was first published in Elkem’s sustainability report 2015.