With the goal of promoting healthy food and cultivating good values among employees, GGP offers a vegetable-growing course for its employees and the surrounding community. The course lasts six months and four groups have graduated to date. According to Alice, Partner at the GGP factory, “The course’s aim goes beyond teaching gardening techniques, we also want students to have the entire gardening experience, from preparing the soil to consuming the food”.
The produce is used by the school and its pupils, who can take food home with them. GGP also provides a literacy course in the same school for interested workers and community members. The first group, consisting of 20 students, graduated in 2013. “For me, the satisfaction of knowing that we have improved quality of life for our workers is something that I can’t put a price on”, concludes Alice.
The GGP and Sul América ceramic factories, located in Rio de Janeiro State, previously used heavy crude oil to fire their ceramic pieces. The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt, damaging the respiratory system.
Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming. In response to this, in 2006 the ceramic factories decided to switch their kiln fuel to renewable biomass (a clean source of energy). As well as reducing GHG emissions and generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.
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