Cenol and Telha Forte are two brick factories located in the city of São Miguel do Guamá. The factories fed their kilns with 45,000 tons/year of firewood from the Amazon, the largest tropical forest on the planet. Considering the damage caused to the environment by the production of ceramic pieces, ceramics implemented a carbon credit project in 2007. The Ceramic began to use only renewable biomass as fuel with the project, including the açaí stone and sawdust. In addition to reducing GHG emissions and reducing pressure on the Amazon biome, the project generates income and contributes with other social and environmental benefits to workers and the surrounding community.
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.
“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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