CGM is a ceramic factory that produces bricks and tiles located in the municipality of Crato (CE), in the Northeast of Brazil. CGM previously used native firewood from the Caatinga biome as fuel to produce ceramic pieces, which exacerbated deforestation of the second most vulnerable biome in the country.
With the goal of changing this situation, the factory chose in 2006 to start fuelling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as cashew tree parings and babaçu palm coconut husks. This fuel switch allowed atmospheric GHG emissions to be reduced, as well as the factory to participate in the carbon market.
Today, CGM generates carbon credits, generating income that is reinvested into modernization of the factory and measures benefitting the workers as well as the local community.Download PDF
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: