Irmãos Fredi - Sustainable Carbon
Cerrado

Irmãos Fredi

Employee Well-Being

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Location

Project location

Presidente Epitácio (SP), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Cerrado

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION FOR WORKERS

Under the direction of Mr. José Ettore Fredi, the company recognized that the present carbon project represented an opportunity to transform its municipality. “Using the income generated by carbon credit sales, the ceramic factory can engage in community projects. Previously, only small initiatives were possible, today our action generates more social benefits”, Mr. Fredi comments. The entrepreneur got involved with renovating and expanding two education centers, which cater to the municipality’s children and adolescents in need. As well as the construction work, the ceramic factory provided computers and made monthly financial contributions to assist with the two centers’ daily expenses.

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.

“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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