Cavalcante - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Cavalcante

Employee Well-Being

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A Cerâmica Cavalcante é uma fábrica de tijolos vermelhos localizada em São Miguel do Guamá (PA), região Norte do Brasil. A fábrica alimentava os fornos com 1.700 m3 / mês de madeira extraída da Amazônia, a maior floresta tropical do mundo, para a queima de seus produtos cerâmicos. Na tentativa de reduzir os danos causados ao meio ambiente, a fábrica implantou um projeto de crédito de carbono em 2007 e passou a utilizar apenas biomassa renovável. A biomassa renovável utilizada é composta por caroço de açaí, fibra de palmeira e serragem. Além dos benefícios ambientais de reduzir as emissões de gases de efeito estufa e diminuir a ameaça ao bioma Amazônia, a receita dos créditos de carbono permitiu que a fábrica contribuísse com outras iniciativas locais sociais, ambientais e econômicas.

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Location

Project location

São Miguel do Guamá (PA), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

MORE HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY

With the extra revenue from the carbon credits sales, the Cavalcante Ceramic factory has chosen to invest in a workplace conducive to employee health and safety. To achieve this, the business owner hired a specialized technician who has been coming to the factory three times a week to ensure the correct use of personal protective equipment and implement occupational health programs since 2009. Furthermore, in 2012, the factory built a modern auditorium where lectures and training courses are offered to employees.

Additional benefits generated by this project

231,060

Amount of CO2e

106

Number of Beneficiaries

547

Hectares of protected forest

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.

“When the safety lectures were held in the factory courtyard, there was not adequate space. Today, the dialogue has significantly improved; Now, with the new auditorium, I have multimedia resources, such as audio and video, to conduct the training courses more effectively”.

— Dona Fernandes (Health and safety technician)

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