Ceará - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Ceará

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project comprises five Ceramics from the Tavares Group: Antônio, Eliane, Ceará, Ceagra and Santa Rita. All factories are located in the northeast region of Brazil, in the state of Ceará. The project’s focus is to allow the replacement of native firewood (non-renewable woody biomass) by several renewable biomasses. Switching fuels results in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and discourages deforestation to obtain firewood. Furthermore, Ceramics involves and encourages the participation of interested parties, through public consultations. The project follows The Gold Standard®, supported by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), which is currently the most rigorous certification worldwide for projects to reduce GHG emissions.

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Location

Project location

Aquiraz (CE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Water

Standards

The Gold Standard®

Registry

Gold Standard Registry

PARTNERSHIP IN WATER REUSE

In 2014, Grupo Tavares looking for partners to produce more sustainably, started a project to reuse industrial water. The water used today in the production process of one of the group's Ceramics comes from the company AMBEV. AMBEV's treated industrial effluent is taken to Cerâmica by truck and dumped into a reservoir at Cerâmica. The project foresees the connection of the company with Cerâmica through pipes, to facilitate the transport of water to the factory and to avoid waste. “It's a very good partnership, as one helps the other, it's beneficial for both sides,” says Mr . Lourival, managing partner of Grupo Tavares, who plans to expand this initiative to other ceramics in the group.

THE GOLD STANDARD

The Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure that projects that have reduced carbon emissions exhibit the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contribute to sustainable development. This ensures that projects using the Standard meet the Sustainable Development Goals, maximizing impact and creating value for the people and communities involved.

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“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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