JL Silva is a brick-producing ceramic located in the municipality of Lajedo (PE). The factory used firewood native to the Caatinga, an exclusively Brazilian biome, as fuel for the production of its ceramic pieces. In order to reduce the environmental impact, in 2006 JL Silva opted to adopt more sustainable production methods. Thus, they stopped using native firewood and invested in equipment that made it possible to feed the kilns with renewable biomass, such as cashew waste. The initiative generated a reduction in atmospheric GHG emissions and, consequently, the generation of carbon credits, as well as investment in the modernization and improvement of 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.
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