Ituiutaba - Sustainable Carbon
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Ituiutaba

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ituiutaba is a red ceramic industry, located in Minas Gerais, which used native firewood extracted from the Cerrado to feed its ovens until 2008. In order to reduce the environmental impact of its activities, Ituiutaba ceramic started a fuel switching project. Through the use of biomass, such as sawdust and wood chips, to generate energy it has been possible to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere and to promote actions that benefit the local community and improve the working conditions of employees.

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Location

Project location

Ituiutaba (MG), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Cerrado

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

PLANTING SEEDS, IMPROVING THE WORLD

Ituiutaba developed the project "Planting Seeds, Improving the World". The project aimed to plant trees in the municipality's riparian forests, aiming to protect watercourses. With that in mind, Ituiutaba built a seedling nursery at the factory, where it cultivated native species. The planting was carried out by the employees, the children of the schools involved in the project, and students from the local college, raising their awareness and spreading information to other people.

Additional benefits generated by this project

164,750

Amount of CO2e

414

Number of Beneficiaries

1,456

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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