Code of conduct
Our attitudes reveal who we are
Reinforcing our commitment to ethics and transforming our attitudes into a daily ethical
practice is critical for our company. Our Code of Conduct defines how we think and act in
situations of conflict.
Learn about our Code of Conduct
Transparency as the driving force
Racional Engenharia is a privately held company. However, we prepare and disclose annual
reports as a means to communicate our activities to our key stakeholders in a transparent and
Our annual reports are published as part of our corporate governance policy.
Racional Engenharia is controlled by its holding company Racional Participações, which also
owns Racional Empreendimentos.
Corporate governance structure
Racional Engenharia’s corporate governance structure rests on two main bodies: The Advisory Board and the Steering Committee.
An External Audit is also part of our corporate governance structure. Among other tasks, its chief duty is to ensure the certification of controls and disseminate in a clear manner information of internal and external interest.
Through this corporate governance framework, Racional Engenharia seeks to create value for its clients, shareholders and other stakeholders so as to contribute to the company’s long-term future and sustainability.
With a similar role as that of a Board of Directors in joint-stock companies, Racional’s Advisory Board takes part in short- and long- term strategic decisions and ensures control over the company’s management.
The Advisory Board is composed of three members, two independent members and one controlling shareholder, who also serves as the Company’s CEO. Among the main activities undertaken by the Advisory Board are those pertaining to good corporate governance practices, such as employee compensation, risk management and ethics. Specifically as regards the latter topic, the Board is assisted by the Ethics Committee on the best way of dealing with the issue.
Racional’s Ethics Committee is made up of the Steering Committee and has the following
duties and responsibilities::
- Define and disseminate ethical values and principles guiding the professional conduct
of the company and its employees.
- Assess instances of violations of the Code of Conduct principles and deliberate on the
action to be taken.
- Reduce the subjectivity of personal interpretations regarding moral and ethical
principles described in the Code.
- Ensure a response to Code violations and guarantee the confidentiality of information.
The Steering Committee is responsible for the management and administration of Racional
Engenharia’s activities and for the execution of the company strategy as recommended by the
The Committee is currently composed of five executives: the CEO and executives from the
Organizational Development, Operations, Business Development and Administration and
The Steering Committee acts as a liaison between the company strategy and operations and is
supported by Management Committees and Alignment Forums.
- Management Committees: are composed of company executives and hold regular
meetings. The main purpose of those meetings is to share information and speed up
collective decision-making, while ensuring interdependence between issues such as
operations, business development, human resources, sustainability, and IT.
- Alignment Forums: are spaces created for the discussion and dissemination of strategic
content between leaders and their teams. Held periodically, these forums serve as a
communications channel for all employees.