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The construction of Itaipu is a hallmark in the history of its area of influence. The power plant has taken progress to the Brazil-Paraguay border outlined by the Paraná River.

The abundant supply of jobs and opportunities resulted in a population boom. In Foz do Iguaçu, the number of residents increased five-fold in ten years. However, the generation of wealth was not followed by proper income distribution.

Throughout the years, problems related to social inequality such as violence, unemployment and illiteracy have arisen and become more severe.

Aware of its importance in that backdrop, Itaipu has promoted social responsibility initiatives since construction started in an effort to encourage the community's sustainable development by protecting environmental and cultural resources as well as fostering social inequality decrease.

The inclusion of social-environmental responsibility in the company's mission in 2003 has led Itaipu to take on new commitments regarding the community and its employees.

Since then, the company has been committed to adopting policies and practices that enable management transparency and help promote citizen participation, improve the quality of life of the communities it is related to, foster local sustainable development, and by so doing build a more responsible, fair and mutually-supporting society.

As a way of implementing its proposals, Itaipu Binacional has a Social and Environmental Responsibility Management Committee that discusses, proposes, and monitors the execution of projects, and also evaluates the results of the initiatives developed.

All the initiatives are organized into a set of programs with clearly defined budgets, goals and objectives connected to the Strategic Planning.

By its actions, Itaipu Binacional shows that social responsibility goes far beyond the generation of jobs, respect towards employees, distribution of royalties, and transparent management.

To Itaipu, social responsibility also means promoting citizen participation, quality of life, sustainable development, and social insertion in Brazil and Paraguay.

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