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.
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.
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