BANDEIRA & CAPELLI

Capela / AL, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Health and Sports
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Biomassa Renovável
Ecosystem
Caatinga
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

A CHILD’S DREAM

In late 2012, Sr. Frederico, the owner of the Bandeira e Capelli Ceramic factories founded the “A Child’s Dream” project. His objective was to encourage leisure and recreational activities among children from the community and keep them away from street violence. A soccer school was opened in the factories as part of the project.

It is open every day, and promotes education by requiring participants to be enrolled in an educational institution. The school is managed by coach Ronaldo Santos, who says, “spending an afternoon with them is a great pleasure, and knowing that they are safe from street violence here is very rewarding.”

Project Description

Bandeira e Capelli are two factories located in Alagoas state. All together they have some 220 employees working to produce tiles, bricks and structural ceramic products. Seeking to bring more sustainable practices to the local civil construction industry, the owner Sr. Frederico abandoned common practice and switched from native wood, a non-renewable fuel, to renewable biomass such as bamboo, coconut husks, cashew shavings, sawdust, elephant grass and sustainable timber.

With this pioneering attitude, Sr. Frederico reduced GHG emissions, and entered into the carbon market. This pioneering move onto the international stage triggered a landslide of similar initiatives in the interior of the Brazilian Northeast, which promote sustainable development in the region.

Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

  • Education: Factory literacy program– Basic education lessons provided to the employees three times a week.
  • Leisure: Cultural and sporting events for employees.
  • Employee support: Football school for the workers’ children, available every day. Furthermore, employee medical and dental care is provided.
  • Construction and renovation of workers’ houses.

Environmental benefits

  • Reduction of native wood consumption by around 40,000m3/ year.
  • Scientific research: Partnerships with local universities to conduct scientific studies on biomass.
  • Reforestation of degraded areas using native species.
  • Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN) inside the factory.
  • 3 management plans carried out.

Economic benefits

  • Professional qualification: Investments made into training employees, including new practices, processes and more sustainable technology.
  • Opening up of new markets for ceramic products.
  • Technological development: Investment in technology representing best practice in the sector, such as higher efficiency kilns.
Amount of CO2e 0
Number of Beneficiaries 0
Forest Hectares Protected 0

Testimonials about this project

Ronaldo Santos
Coach

Spending an afternoon with them is a great pleasure, and knowing that they are safe from street violence here is very rewarding.