The Bom Jesus factory produces two million bricks per month for the Brazilian construction market. In the city of Paudalho (PE), where the factory is located, booming economic development came at the expense of environmental degradation. Today, the region is nationally recognized as an industrial pole for Ceramic factories. To become a more innovative company, the owner of the factory, Mr. Eugenio Mario, replaced the non-renewable fuel with renewable biomass, such as glycerin, sugar cane husks and waste from other local agribusinesses. The more sustainable choice to reduce GHGs has allowed the factory to take part in the international carbon market. The sale of carbon credits has invested in local socio-economic and environmental initiatives possible.
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.
"I saw that the automation of the feeders improved working conditions, thanks to feeder automation, as well as improving brick quality. Caring for people and the environment also benefits the business.”
— Sr. Mário Eugênio (Owner)
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