Menegalli - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Menegalli

Education and Culture

CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Menegalli Ceramic produces tiles and bricks for the Brazilian civil construction market. The factory is located in a small city in the state of Pará, called São Miguel do Guamá, in the Amazon biome, where the culture of entrepreneurship and preservation is not widespread. Recognizing the importance of environmental management in the local context, the entrepreneur felt the need to innovate his production process and replaced the use of native firewood with renewable biomass as a fuel. The most used biomasses are açaí lumps and agribusiness residues that sustainably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere and allow Menegalli’s participation in the international carbon market. Thus, the capital generated by the sale of carbon credits has been reverted to socioeconomic and environmental benefits for Menegalli and for the local population.

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Location

Project location

São Miguel do Guamá (PA), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

CARBON CONVERTED INTO EDUCATION

Menegalli ceramic finances the initiative of a local educator called Mrs. Maria de Lourdes, who sought businesspeople from the region to support her dream of creating a quality school for the community, the Centro Educacional de Preparação - CEP. Mr. Edson, the owner of Menegalli, accepted the challenge together with other colleagues and has since collaborated with the structural expenses of the school, teachers and materials. Currently, more than 100 children are enrolled at CEP, which serves students from pre-school through elementary school, showing that local companies can be one of the main agents for transforming the social reality of São Miguel do Guamá, despite the limited resources initially.

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.

"I believe that the basis of a country's development is education and I am happy to contribute to this with the project"

— Sr. Edson Menegalli (Owner)

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