Reunidas - Sustainable Carbon
Cerrado

Reunidas

Employee Well-Being

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Reunidas é uma empresa familiar que fabrica diversos tipos de produtos cerâmicos no estado de Tocantins. Para produzir 5 milhões de peças por ano, a Cerâmica retirava do bioma Cerrado 12.000 m3/ano de lenha para ser queimada como combustível em seus fornos. Com o objetivo de reduzir o impacto ao meio ambiente e modernizar a tecnologia, em 2007, a fábrica implantou um projeto de crédito de carbono. Com o projeto, a Cerâmica parou de retirar lenha do Cerrado e começou a abastecer os fornos apenas com biomassas renováveis, como a casca de arroz. 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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Localization

Project location

Cristalândia (TO), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Cerrado

Major Cobenefit

Employee Well-Being

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

QUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Since 2010, Reunidas ceramic factory has held an annual “Health Week”, during which various lectures and training events for the employees are held. This event is part of the program for the prevention of accidents and diseases in the workplace, aiming to orientate and raise employee awareness about health and safety in a light and fun way. Given the success of the program, the owner plans to invest in a work gymnastics program for the employees, to improve health and avoid repetitive strain injuries, as well as certain work-related diseases.

Additional benefits generated by this project

96,540

Amount of CO2e

31

Number of Beneficiaries

303

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.

“The initiative is already generating positive results, I am seeing higher levels of employee motivation and fewer accidents at work. It is no longer a battle to make employees use personal protective equipment, there is much greater adherence to the rules”.

— Mr. Silva (Factory Owner)

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