Kamiranga is a brick factory located in northern Brazil, in the municipality of São Miguel do Guamá (PA). In the past, the factory used to burn native Amazon firewood as fuel to produce its ceramic pieces. In order to change this situation, in 2007, the factory switched to fueling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as açaí seeds and sawdust. The switch to renewable fuels created reductions in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions and enabled Kamiranga to participate in the international carbon market. Today, Kamiranga factory generates carbon credits, and reinvests its income from carbon credit sales to modernizing the factory and into benefits for the 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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