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.
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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