Awards and Certifications


For the third time, the Neoenergia Group was included on the list of the 45 best companies for starting a career in Brazil, in a ranking drawn up and published by Você S/A magazine. The supplement Guia Melhores para Começar a Carreira (Best For Starting a Career), published every year, is the result of a ground-breaking and unique survey in the world, which seeks to understand the expectations of young people setting out on the Brazilian labor market. To arrive at the final list of companies comprised among the 45 best, the survey evaluated policies intended for interns and professionals aged between 18 and 26 scattered in companies across Brazil. Você S/A, Cia de Talentos and Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) are in charge of the survey.


2017 Counsel Awards
The Legal Department of the Neoenergia Group is among the four best in Latin America. The award is given to in-house lawyers and legal departments that stand out for excellence and quality in legal services. Neoenergia Group was among the four best in Latin America.



Top of Mind
Cosern was recognized as the company that most invests in Culture and Environment in the State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN) by the 2017 Top of Mind Award. Over the past 18 years, Cosern has channeled more than R$36 million to regional art. This is the seventh time that the Distributor has been given this award.


Abradee Award
Cosern has been elected Brazil’s 5th best distribution company by the 2017 Abradee Award. The distributor from the State of Rio Grande do Norte has jumped four places in the national ranking, while retaining its previous classification among regional distributors, staying in 3rd place in the Northeast.

Great Place to Work
Cosern was recognized, for the third time, as one of the Best Companies to Work For by GPTW. The company was acknowledged as one of the 35 Best Companies to Work For in Brazil by Great Place to Work (GPTW), in the mid-size multinational category.



Eloy Chaves Medal Award
For the seventh time, Elektro received the Eloy Chaves Medal, which awards the best companies in the electrical sector in health and labor safety.

Abrasca Award
Elektro was awarded by the Associação Brasileira de Companhias Abertas – Abrasca (Brazilian Association of Publicly-Held Companies) in the Best Annual Report category, the main category of the award. The initiative recognized companies from all over the country, who released the best information regarding the activities carried out in their 2016 Sustainability reports. The distributor ranked first among publicly held companies – group 1, with net revenue equal to or in excess of BRL 3 billion.

Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade
For the seventh consecutive year, Elektro is awarded by the supplement Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade, an initiative that highlights the best practices of corporate responsibility in the country. In this edition of the award, the distributor presented the project “Energy for the Future”, which, since 2014, has generated development opportunities for young apprentices from children and adolescents protection institutions.

Best Companies to Work For
Again, Elektro was elected the Best Company to Work in the ranking of Great Place to Work by Época magazine. In this edition, with an unprecedented result, the distributor achieved the mark of 100% in organizational environment. With the new achievement, the distributor was included in the category Legends, which makes it a benchmark for other companies.

Best Company to Work for – Latin America
For the third consecutive year, Elektro was elected the Best Company to Work For in Latin America, a title granted by Great Place to Work/ Época. The survey assessed the same data set of organizational environment carried out annually by the institute, in which we were awarded the prize of Best Company to Work in Brazil in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Abradee Award
For the ninth time, Elektro, which operates in 228 cities, was consecrated as the Best Electricity Distribution Company in Brazil. The company was also featured in four other categories: Operational Management, Economic-Financial Management, Quality Management and Social Responsibility. In commemoration of the 20 years of awards, Abradee also made a retrospective of the most awarded companies in each category. Elektro won 12 times in Operational Management and nine times in the General category. Meanwhile, Cosern won five times in Economic-Financial Management. The annual awards ceremony held by Abradee – Brazilian Association of Electric Energy Distributors is recognition to the distributors that have stood out the most in the national scenario.


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