BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires / PE, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Employee Well-Being
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Human Resources
Ecosystem
Caatinga
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SOCIALCARBON® | The Gold Standard®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY

Thanks to the carbon project, Buenos Aires ceramic factory is investing in better worker conditions for the safety and well-being of the employees. The factory guarantees the correct use of Personal Protection Equipment and provides occupational health programs. “We believe that a good worker is a happy and healthy one, and we look after our employees’ health”, states Sr. Oliva, the factory manager.

Project Description

Located in the city of Buenos Aires, in rural Pernambuco state, this ceramic factory is a highlight of the regional sector due to its investment in new sustainability technology. For many years, Buenos Aires used native firewood from the Caatinga biome as fuel for production. In 2010, the factory began a project to switch from non-renewable fuel – native wood – to renewable biomass, such as glycerine, mesquite (Nahuatl mizquitl) wood and sustainably managed wood.

Choosing increased sustainability also meant reduced GHG emissions, allowing Buenos Aires factory to enter into the international carbon market. According to the business owner, Mr Rodolpho Cunha Neto, the income from carbon credit sales will be used to promote sustainable development in the local community.

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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

  • Investing in the local community’s education: Financial donations to regional educational institutions.
  • Supporting leisure and culture within the community: Sponsorship of a football team and a Pernambuco State folkloric culture group.
  • Intensification of civil action: Construction material donated to the Pernambuco Military Police.

Environmental benefits

  • Reduction of pressure on the Caatinga biome: The factory runs a Sustainable Forest Management area with eucalyptus trees, avoiding deforestation in the region.
  • Improvement of environmental management in the production process: Monitoring of atmospheric emissions.
  • Economical management of resources: Installation of translucent tiles to reduce energy consumption.

Economic benefits

  • Focus on competiveness: Buenos Aires is intensifying its quality control of products in order to consolidate its reputation as an excellent brand.
  • Technological development: Investment in technology representing best practices in the sector, such as equipment to automate the production process.
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Forest Hectares Protected 0