Argibem, São Sebastião and Vulcão - Sustainable Carbon
Mata Atlântica

Argibem, São Sebastião and Vulcão

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Argibem, São Sebastião and Vulcão ceramic factories, located in Rio de Janeiro state, previously used heavy crude oil as fuel to fire their ceramic pieces. The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt; damaging the respiratory system. Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming. In response to this, the ceramic factories decided to switch their fuel for renewable biomass (a clean source of energy) to run their kilns. Apart from reducing GHG emissions and, consequently, generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.

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Localization

Project location

Queimados, Três Rios, Barra do Piraí (RJ), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Mata Atlântica

Major Cobenefit

Community

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY

The factory managers are reinvesting income from credit sales into projects generating social benefits. The project has distributed 300,000 litres of drinking water to victims of natural disasters in RJ state, it donated three computers to the “Teclando para o Futuro” project, which gives informatics lessons to children in need, contributed 14 wheelchairs to community care home and employed women from the surrounding community to assist with the process of incorporating cosmetic residues into the clay mixture. Furthermore, multiple donations of building materials have been made to local institutions.

Additional benefits generated by this project

211,450

Amount of CO2e

632

Number of Beneficiaries

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.

To calculate the Hexagon, the average of the values of each resource per Point of the projects was made.

"Happiness is not only ours but also the children's. And we do it for the kids."

— Marcos Vinicius Teixeira Ramos Vieira (CEO - ACAC)

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