With aims of preserving the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of those countries in which it operates, Odebrecht has established partnerships with publishers, universities, class entities and government agencies. Such work makes it possible to promote important projects in the area. Developed by scholars, the works address a range of different topics, but share the common trait of proposing a reflection about the past, present and future of different social segments.
The book Entre Aspas, launched in 2006 by Copesul – a company that is now part of Braskem –, gathers interviews conducted by journalist Fernando Eichenberg.
Brasil, 1792: Início do Ensino da Engenharia Civil e da Escola de Engenharia da UFRJ, published in 1985, is the result of a research project by Professor Paulo Pardal. The scholar conducted a study on the origins of the Royal Artillery, Fortification and Design Academy – an institution that, one century later, would become the Rio de Janeiro Polytechnic School. From the Royal Academy, the author narrates the history of Engineering in Brazil – a pioneer in South America.
The result of a partnership between Odebrecht and Embraer, the CD-ROM Diplomacia Brasileira – História e Atualidade, published in 2000, presents an encompassing overview of Brazil's activities in the international diplomatic scenario. It shows how the country, inspired by the genius of Alexandre de Gusmão, José Bonifácio and the Baron of Rio Branco, always sought to peacefully resolve the armed conflicts it has faced over the centuries.
In 1897, in Canudos, a brigade sergeant found an apocryphal manuscript in a tented camp, dated 1895 and belonging to Antonio Conselheiro. More than one century later in 2002 – the year marking the 100-year anniversary since the publication of Os Sertões (“The Backlands”) by Euclides da Cunha – the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa) Publisher brought the public a part of the document.
Breviário de Antonio Conselheiro features small fragments of the material conserved by Professor José Calasans (1915-2001) – one of the most important scholars of the Canudos Saga. The fragments are part of the archive he donated to the UFBa Bahia Studies Center.
The book Cavalo Crioulo, by Ana Lúcia Teixeira, was launched in 2007 by Copesul, a company that is currently part of Braskem. The work addresses the origin and specific characteristics of the brown horse, an important symbol of Rio Grande do Sul, along with its morphology, sports and photos of the breed.