Barro Forte factory runs an accommodation project for its employees. The company offers accommodation within the factory and pays the bills for the 11 houses inhabited by the workers and their families. The production manager, Mr Oliveira, says, “This initiative has positive impacts on both sides. For the employees it means convenience and the chance to save money, which for the owner is a huge reassurance, because the ceramic factory is no longer isolated”.
Mr Silva is one of the employees who has benefited from the initiative, having lived for years in the factory. Today, he still works at the ceramic factory, but no longer needs to use the accommodation provided by the company. Now, with part of the income provided by carbon credits, ten more houses are being constructed with the aim of expanding the project.
Located in Tacaimbó, Pernambuco State, Barro Forte factory produces bricks which are sold on the local civil construction market. Up until 2008, the factory used 1,900 m³/ month of native firewood from the Caatinga, a uniquely Brazilian biome, to fuel the kilns which produce the ceramic pieces. As of 2008, the company’s Management chose to produce sustainably and invested in equipment for the fuel switching process.
Since then, the ovens have used sustainable biomass, which has allowed the factory to reduce its GHG emissions while generating carbon credits. The factory’s sustainability initiatives improved working conditions for the 130 employees and involve the surrounding community, which benefits from the sustainable development strategy implemented by the factory.
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