Petrobras was ranked the most transparent company in the petrochemical sector and the 4th most transparent in the general classification, in the Annual Most Transparent Ibovespa Companies in Sustainability carried out by the Management & Excellence Latin America (M&E) consultancy in partnership with the Razão Contábil magazine and the Investors Relations Brazilian Institution (IBRI).
Petrobras’ president and CEO, José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, was granted the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s Person of the Year award for 2009 in New York City, USA . The award pays tribute to two personalities (a Brazilian and an American) who have helped draw Brazil and the United States closer in their diplomatic, corporate, and financial relations.
The National Association of Executives in Finance, Administration and Accounting (Anefac) awarded the trophy to Petrobras Distribuidora for its transparency in accounting information, for the quality of its management report, and for the consistency in the disclosed data.
Gestão & RH Editora acknowledged Transpetro as a highlight among Brazil’s top 100 in the Human Resource area. It is inspired in the index used by the United Nations (UN) to measure the countries’ level of human development, the HDI.
In the category Communications and Relations with the Internal Audience, with the “Saving with Gas” project and the Healthy Eating Campaign - a campaign directed towards employees who work on board offshore platforms and in onshore production units, and with the 2008 Social and Environmental Balance Case.
The Association of Sales and Marketing Managers of Brazil - ADVB (SC Branch) highlighted Transpetro in the Environmental Preservation category, with the “Pedagogical practices in environmental education allied with conservation and environmental preservation through the Sensitive Ecological Trail: The Atlantic Forest as you never saw it before” case.
Awarded by the Federal Government’s Special Secretariat for Women’s Policies (SPM), with the seal of the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). This was the second time the company was awarded the Seal.
Granted by Editora Referência, the Getúlio Vargas Foundation’s São Paulo School of Business Administration - FGV - EAESP. Petrobras was awarded for the Petrobras Green Energy and Petrobras Rio Oil and Gas 2008 cases.
Granted by Editora Referência and the Madia Marketing School for the Quixote Youth Qualification and Social Inclusion Academy Project.
Petrobras ranked third among the Ten Most Admired Companies in Brazil in awards held by the Carta Capital magazine in October. A few months earlier, it had been ranked fourth among the world’s most reputable companies, according to a survey published by Reputation Institute, a private advisory and research company headquartered in New York.
In a survey carried out among upwards of 30,000 students and recent graduates from the entire country by the “Cia de Talentos” and TNS, Petrobras was rated the Company of the Dreams of Young People. Of the eight editions held thus far, this is the fifth time in a row Petrobras comes out ahead.
Awarded by the Association of Sales and Marketing Managers of Brazil (ADVB) for these projects: Information Technology and Citizenship School, in Miguel Pereira; and the Transpetro Program for Child and Adolescents, in Angra dos Reis; Promotion of Employability in the Areas Surrounding REDUC ; Cataunidos Network Project; the Cities of Welding Betim Project, Cities of Welding Contagem Project, the Transpetro Program to Form Readers, and the Do Not Fly Balloons Campaign.
The Trusted Brands survey, conducted by the Reader’s Digest magazine in partnership with Ibope Solution, ranked Petrobras the 1st among all brands in the Social Responsibility category for the second consecutive year. In addition, the company was also ranked as 1st place in the service stations segment.
Petrobras was the winner in the Company in Exploration 2008 and Innovative Project 2008 categories of the annual awards granted by Petroleum Economist, one of the world’s most respected publications in the oil and gas sector. This is the third time in a row Petrobras is the winner of one of the categories.
Petrobras Distribuidora won the first prize in the Wholesale segment, in Exame magazine’s “Best and Biggest” yearbook, which gauges the performance of companies in 18 sectors of the Brazilian economy.
Petrobras was the highlight of two important opinion polls carried out among Brazilian consumers: it won the Folha Top of Mind award, as the most recalled company in the fuel category, and is now among the select group of lovemarks, as it arouses not only the respect, but the love of its consumers, according to the methodology that was used.
IR Magazine awarded Petrobras for the Best Investor Relations Program for Individual Investors, and also bestowed it the honorable mention in three categories: Best IR Website, Best Annual Report, and Best Corporate Brand “branding.”
Petrobras was granted the DCI - Most Admired Companies award, which acknowledges companies that are most recalled and admired by the vote of upwards of four thousand Brazilian executives heard by Diário do Comércio e Indústria (DCI) journal reporters. The company was voted the best in the Oil & Gas and State Capital segments.
Petrobras was one of the winners of the 9th edition of the Valor 1000 Yearbook, published by the Valor Ecônomico journal, which puts the limelight on the most efficient companies in 25 sectors of the Brazilian economy. The company was voted the most efficient business in the “Oil and Gas” segment.
The CEO of Petrobras Distribuidora, José Lima de Andrade Neto, received the 2009 Black Race Trophy - Institutional Category. The award granted by the Afrobras NGO aims to pay tribute to black personalities who have made contributions in several activities, providing to future generations the record of determination, work, perseverance, and public example in building a better society.