Milenium - Sustainable Carbon
Cerrado

Milenium

Health and Sports

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Milenium é uma empresa familiar que fabrica diversos produtos no interior do estado de Tocantins. A Cerâmica conta com cerca de 90 funcionários para produzir um milhão de peças/mês. Para isso ser possível, a cerâmica retirava do bioma Cerrado 30.000 m³/ano de lenha para ser queimada como combustível em seus fornos. Com o objetivo de reduzir o impacto ao meio ambiente, em 2007, a fábrica implantou um projeto de crédito de carbono. Com o projeto, a Cerâmica parou de retirar lenha do Cerrado e passou a abastecer os fornos apenas com biomassas renováveis. O projeto, além de proporcionar a redução de GEEs possibilita o investimento em melhorias nas condições de trabalho e geração de benefícios para a comunidade, a partir da renda extra proveniente da venda dos créditos de carbono.

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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.

Additional benefits generated by this project

233,710

Amount of CO2e

272

Number of Beneficiaries

3,032

Hectares of protected forest

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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