Milenium - Sustainable Carbon
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Milenium

Health and Sports

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Milenium is a family company which produces bricks and tiles in the interior of Tocantins state. The Ceramic factory employs around 90 people to produce a million pieces per month. In order to do this, the factory used to remove 30,000 m³/year of firewood to be burnt as fuel in its ovens. With the goal of reducing its environmental impact and modernize its technology, in 2007, Milenium factory implemented a carbon project. In this way, the factory stopped using native wood and began to supply its ovens renewable biomass. Today, the company uses sawdust, rice husks and elephant grass to produce the pieces. The project, aside from reducing GHG, enables investment in improving work conditions and generating benefits for the community, based on the extra income based on sales of carbon credits.

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Location

Project location

Paraíso do Tocantins (TO), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Cerrado

Major Cobenefit

Health and Sports

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

INTELLIGENT FOOTBALL

In partnership with a local team, Paraíso Esporte Clube, the company invested in and organized a female football organization, providing an opportunity to practice the sport. In order to sign up to the team, players must prove that they are enrolled and are performing well at education institutions. Andressa dos Santos, a striker for the team, says that “football gave me the stability I needed to carry on with my studies. Through sport I gained the incentive to go to university and it changed everything in my life”. Seeing the success of the female team which today takes part in a number of championships, including the Copa Brasil, Mr Milhomen founded his own football team in 2010 “Cerâmica Milenium Esporte Clube”, consisting exclusively of factory workers.

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.

"It gave me a lot of stability to be able to continue with my studies. Today I go to college, and through sport came the incentive for me to have changed everything in my life."

— Andressa dos Santos (Paraíso Esporte's striker)

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