More than 99% of the compensations from the Flexais Project have been paid out

This result was achieved after implementing measures to expedite the phases of proposal submissions and payments.

Maceió, May 10, 2024 - The Flexais Project has submitted, by the end of April, 1,784 compensation proposals for families, traders, and entrepreneurs in the region. Out of these, 1,775 were accepted, which corresponds to 99.5% of the total. Of the accepted proposals, 99% have already been paid out. Compensation, due to the impacts resulting from the socio-economic isolation situation of the region, began to be paid on January 13, 2023.

So far, 99.9% of the 1,930 registered families have held meetings to request compensation. In total, over BRL 48.5 million has been paid out.

Project teams have implemented measures to expedite proposal submissions and payment processes. These include organizing outreach events with project lawyers to accommodate a larger number of cases.

Compensation to residents and traders is part of the Flexais Project, resulting from the agreement signed in October 2022 between the Municipality of Maceió, the Federal Public Ministry, the State Public Ministry, the Federal Public Defender's Office, and Braskem.

Compensation for isolation

The payment, totaling BRL 25,000 per family, is made in a single installment and is intended for those who reside, own vacant property or operate businesses in the socio-economic isolation area defined by the Civil Defense of Maceió. If the family engages in any economic activity in the home they reside in, they receive an additional BRL 5,000 per verified activity.

Compensation for the socio-economic isolation situation is voluntary, and the property continues to belong to the current owner. Throughout the process, residents and traders are accompanied by lawyers of their choice - with costs reimbursed by Braskem - or by a public defender.

Integrated actions

In addition to compensating residents and traders, in compliance with the Flexais Agreement, Braskem also disbursed BRL 64 million to the Municipality of Maceió in November 2022 for the implementation of additional measures in the region.

Twenty-three socio-economic measures are also being implemented under the Flexais Project, aiming to restore the region's socio-economic dynamics. Among these are the construction of the new Basic Health Unit (UBS) and the road redevelopment of Tobias Barreto, Faustino Silveira streets, and Praça Nossa Senhora da Conceição, including public lighting upgrades with LED lamps. This first set of works commenced last April.

Following a schedule of activities defined by the authorities, plans also include the construction of a daycare school, a commercial center, a space for a market, a support center for fishers, and a pier providing access to the lagoon. Specialized companies contracted by Braskem will conduct all works.

Since 2022, other measures have been underway in the region, such as urban cleaning and pest control, a free and exclusive bus route connecting residents to public facilities during the requalification period, school transportation, psychological support services, professional training courses (Aprendi no Flexal), Environmental Education Program within the area, delivery of vehicles to the Municipal Guard and installation of security cameras in the region, as well as the structuring of a space housing municipal secretariats for direct population assistance (Espaço Flexal).

Braskem's Commitments

The implementation of the Flexais Project is among the measures outlined in the agreements between Braskem and the authorities. To facilitate understanding and monitoring of these and other actions and programs developed since 2019, the company has compiled on a platform the 10 commitments to Maceió, focusing on social, urban, and environmental fronts.

Actions to promote people's safety and provide social support to affected residents, prompt payment of compensation to families and traders, stabilization and continuous monitoring, upkeep, and security of the affected areas, training, professionalization, and support for income generation of affected residents, compensation and requalification of public health, education, and social care services in the affected areas, compensation and requalification of social interaction spaces in the affected areas, and actions for compensation and requalification of urban mobility are, respectively, commitments 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 of Braskem with Maceió. Details of the actions are available at .



Eduardo Ramos