Luara - Sustainable Carbon
Cerrado

Luara

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

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Location

Project location

Panorama (SP), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Cerrado

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

IN SEARCH OF BEST PRACTICES IN THE CERAMIC SECTOR

Luara ceramic factory, run by Mr. Cotrim, recognized that the carbon project represented an excellent opportunity for investing in the search for best practices in the ceramic sector. The factory is a model in terms of sustainable production methods for Red Ceramic products today and has been nominated for various awards in the region. According to Mr. Cotrim, “when we decided to take part in the awards, such as those awarded by SEBRAE or FIESP, we were aware that we would be evaluated. So it means for us to identify our successes and failures in the management of our business”. The recognition of more sustainable production methods is proving fruitful for the ceramic factory, which is the primary supplier for the PAC (Program for Acceleration of Growth) program in MS State.

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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