Barbosa is a brick factory located in northern Brazil, in the municipality of São Miguel do Guamá (PA). In the past, the factory used native Amazon firewood as fuel to produce its ceramic pieces. In order to change this situation, the factory switched to fuelling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as açaí seeds, Brazil nut shells and sawdust in 2007. The fuel switch created reductions in atmospheric Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and enabled Barbosa to participate in the international carbon market. Today, Barbosa factory generates carbon credits, and it reinvests the income from carbon credit sales into modernizing the factory and into benefits for the workers and the local community
The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.
“The Carbon Project allowed investments in the factory reflecting positively in the workers conditions and in the company’s performance”.
— RonaldoSantos (Owner)
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