Mr. Fredi, Owner of Irmãos Fredi Ceramic Factory, recognised the carbon project as an opportunity to transform his municipality’s situation. “The income from the sale of carbon credits enabled the factory to engage in projects involving the community”, he says. “Only a few small initiatives were carried out before the project, but today we bring significant social benefits to the area”.
Since finding out about the work of local resident Raimunda in 2012, it has been providing the Alpha & Omega association, which she founded, with essential support. Irmãos Fredi factory was responsible for reforming the association’s headquarters, which helps more than 40 child victims of neglect and violence, also providing the milk and medicine they need. Furthermore, the factory helps towards the association’s rent bills.
Irmãos Fredi ceramic factory, located in Presidente Epitácio municipality, São Paulo State, produces bricks and construction blocks for the local civil construction market. Up until 2006, the factory used firewood from the surrounding Cerrado biome to feed its kilns, producing one million ceramic pieces per month. As of 2006, the Management opted for more sustainable production methods, investing in fuel switching equipment.
Since then, the kilns have been fuelled with renewable biomass, allowing the factory to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and generate carbon credits. The factory implements sustainable development and social investment actions, improving working conditions for the 64 employees’ as well as quality of life for the surrounding community.Download PDF
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