Buenos Aires - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Buenos Aires

Employee Well-Being

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SUSTAINABLE
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Located in the city of Buenos Aires, in rural Pernambuco State, this ceramic factory is a highlight of the regional sector due to its investment in new sustainability technology. For many years, Buenos Aires used native firewood from the Caatinga biome as fuel for production. In 2010, the factory began a project to switch from non-renewable fuel – native wood – to renewable biomass, such as Algaroba wood and wood from sustainable forest management. Choosing increased sustainability also meant reduced GHG emissions, allowing Buenos Aires factory to enter into the international carbon market. According to the business owner, Mr Rodolpho Cunha Neto, the income from carbon credit sales will be used to promote sustainable development in the local community.

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Location

Compatibilidade com o leitor de tela ativada.

Project location

Buenos Aires (PE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

Gold Standard

Registry

Gold Standard

INOVATION WITHIN THE FACTORY

Since the company’s foundation, Mr Cunha Neto, the owner, has been seeking innovative means to increase competiveness in the local market. The carbon project has become an important component of his plans for expansion, involving new technology, improvements in work conditions and environmental management as value added for his business. Mr Cunha Neto says, “it is an honour to be a part of the carbon market, and the credits will make sustainable development projects viable, improving conditions both for the company and for the workers”.

Additional benefits generated by this project

209,428

Amount of CO2e

440

Number of Beneficiaries

1,970

Hectares of protected forest
“We have known and supported Sustainable Carbon projects for 5 years, including visits on site. This enabled us to verify the high quality of the projects, and the relevant impacts they have on climate, environment and community."

— Simon Köppen (Head of Carbon Offset Services na ClimatePartner)

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