It all started in 2008 when the factory owner, Mr Ezequiel, noticed that young girls from the community were interested in playing football professionally.
In partnership with a local team, Paraíso Sport Club, the company sponsored and organized a professional women’s football team, giving them the chance to play sports.
The condition for participating in the team is that athletes must have a good record at educational institutions. Andressa Santos, one of the team’s strikers, says “football gave me the stability to carry on my studies. I got the motivation to go to university and change my whole life, all through sport”.
Seeing the success the women’s football team – which today participates in a number of championships, including the Copa Brasil – Mr Ezequiel founded their own “Cerâmica Milenium Sports Club” exclusively for factory employees.
Milenium is a family company which produces bricks and tiles in the interior of Tocantins state. The Ceramic factory employs around 90 people to produce a million pieces per month.
30,000 m³/year of firewood used to be harvested from the surrounding biome to fuel the factory’s ovens. With the goal of reducing its environmental impact and modernize its technology, Milenium implemented a carbon project in 2007.
In this way, the factory stopped using native wood and began to supply its production with renewable biomass. Today, the company uses sawdust, rice husks and elephant grass to produce its pieces.
Besides reducing GHGs, the project enables investment in improving work conditions and generating benefits for the community, based on the extra income from sales of carbon credits.Download PDF
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