Luara is a brick factory located in Panorama municipality, a provincial part of São Paulo State. The factory previously used native wood from the Cerrado biome to produce ceramic pieces. To reduce environmental impacts, in 2006, the factory opted for more sustainable production methods and became São Paulo State’s first ceramic factory to implement a carbon credit project. In order to do this, Luara factory ceased its use of native firewood and invested in equipment that allows the use of renewable biomass to fuel its kilns. Furthermore, the factory reinvests profits from selling carbon credits into modernizing, generating benefits for 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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