GE Teobaldo - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

GE Teobaldo

Employee Well-Being

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Location

Project location

Paudalho (PE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION FOR WORKERS

The factory invests in its employees every day. In 2012, the company and SESI (Industry Social Services) put the EJA (Youth and Adult Education) Programme into action in the factory. This promotes basic, quality education for workers, with a possibility of extension to families and the wider community. The employee Divaldo says, "They searched for workers who would like to learn and study, many wanted and I was one of them. The company is providing us with a great opportunity”. According to the manager, Ana Carla, “certain employees no longer need to sign a document with their finger, now they take pride in signing their payslips”. Current plans include Mr. Oliveira, the owner, building 15 dwellings for the employees in order to promote social equality.

Additional benefits generated by this project

55,030

Amount of CO2e

108

Number of Beneficiaries

264

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.

“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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