Portonave maintains policies and practices that foster diversity to ensure equal opportunity for employees regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or creed, which are characteristics that are never taken into account in any employee recruiting or compensation process.
At the end of 2015, men represented 83.2% of Portonave’s workforce. In the administrative area, employee distribution by gender was more balanced, with 48.5% women and 51.5% men.
At Portonave, employee classification based on ethnicity is self-declared. In 2015, 200 employees declared that they were black, brown, yellow or indigenous, which corresponded to 18.3% of the total. This proportion is consistent with the demographic makeup of Santa Catarina, a state in which 84% of the population is white, according to the latest census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).