The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) is the representative of the Brazilian industry. It is the highest organ of the employers' union system of the industry and, since its founding in 1938, defends the interests of the domestic industry and works in conjunction with the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as various entities and institutions in Brazil and abroad.
It represents 27 federations of industries and 1.245 employer unions, of which are affiliated to nearly 700 thousand industries. Directly manages the Social Service of Industry (SESI), the National Service of the Industrial Trainee (SENAI) and the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL). With them, they make up the Industry System, which also brings together the state federations of industries and industry associations.
Since it emerged, it plays a leading role in society, promoting debate and seeking consensus around major national issues, especially those that impact on industry performance and the Brazilian economy.
Important speaker on the national scene, the CNI, which is based in Brasilia and a representative office in São Paulo, discusses and makes suggestions for the construction and improvement of policies and laws that strengthen the productive sector and modernizes the country.
The CNI also stimulates research, innovation and technological development of the industry. It also maintains programs and supports initiatives aimed at recovery, social development and professional training of the worker.
These actions are based on studies, technical research, consultation and ongoing dialogue with industry associations and unions, sectoral national associations, forums and business councils.