Lara Ceramic factory, located in Cachoeira Paulista municipality, São Paulo state, used heavy oil in the past as fuel to fire its Ceramic pieces. This type of oil is a fossil fuel derived from petroleum, which emits soot during burning, damaging the respiratory system. Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes significantly to global warming. In response to this, the factory decided to switch its fuel to renewable biomass (a clean source of energy) to produce its Ceramic pieces. Apart from reducing GHG emissions and, consequently, generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in 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.
“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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