GE Teobaldo is a small company located in Paudalho municipality, Pernambuco State, producing flagstones and bricks which supply the local civil construction market. In order to reach the necessary temperatures to fire the ceramic pieces, the factory used to collect 5,600 m3/year of firewood from the surrounding Caatinga biome. GE Teobaldo implemented the present carbon credit project with the goals of reducing its environmental impact and modernizing technology. This enabled the factory to invest in equipment enabling the switch of native firewood for renewable biomass in 2009, thus reducing GHG emissions and generating carbon credits. Furthermore, the factory reinvests the income into beneficial activities for its 60 employees and the wider 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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