Bom Jesus - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Bom Jesus

Employee Well-Being

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Location

Project location

Paudalho (PE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

INNOVATION IN THE RED CERAMIC INDUSTRY

Quality of life is a priority for the company. Therefore, the entrepreneur continually invests in the improvement of working conditions as well as employee health and safety. After observing the synergy between the human, technological and environmental aspects within the company, the the entrepreneur decided to face a new challenge: the implementation of an Integrated Management System in the company, from which he could obtain certifications with high market recognition such as ISO. It is a very innovative idea in the Ceramic industry, and can potentially open doors to a new culture of economic development.

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

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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