Gomes de Mattos - Sustainable Carbon
Caatinga

Gomes de Mattos

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Gomes de Mattos Ceramic (CGM) is located in the northeast region of Brazil, in the municipality of Crato, and produces tiles and bricks. The factory used Caatinga native firewood as fuel for the production of ceramic pieces before the project, a fact that consequently generated more pressure and deforestation in the second most vulnerable biome in Brazil. However, in furnaces only with renewable fuels. And, consequently, Gomes de Mattos has been reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere and enabling participation in the international carbon market. CGM currently generates carbons credits and with the revenues from the sale invests in the modernization of the factory and benefits for workers and the local community.

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Localization

Project location

Crato (CE), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Caatinga

Major Cobenefit

Community

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

CGM IN ACTION

Gomes de Mattos ceramic dialogues with various actors from the local community in order to contribute to the development of the region. One of the projects is CGM in Action, an event that offers various services and entertainment to the population, free of charge. In addition, there is a partnership with the NGO Aquase, which develops bird preservation and observation activities on the CGM Management Plan area, which is granted. It is important to emphasize that, according to the forest engineer at the ceramic factory, Mr. Stephenson, "When the ceramics started the socio-environmental activities, we realized that our work should not be restricted only to activities within the company".

Additional benefits generated by this project

283,420

Amount of CO2e

2,173

Number of Beneficiaries

1,075

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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