Irmãos Fredi ceramic factory, located in Presidente Epitácio municipality, São Paulo state, produces bricks and blocks for the local civil construction market. Up until 2006, the factory used firewood from the surrounding Cerrado biome to feed the kilns which produce one million ceramic pieces per month. As of 2006, the ceramic factory opted for more sustainable production methods, investing in equipment for fuel switching. Since then, the kilns have been fuelled with renewable biomass, which allows the factory to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and generate carbon credits. The factory’s carries out sustainable development and social investment actions, which benefit working conditions for its employees as well as improving the quality of life for 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.
“Using the income generated by carbon credit sales, the ceramic factory is able to engage in community projects. Previously, only small initiatives were possible, today our action generate more social benefits”
— Sr. Fredi (Owner)
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