Kitambar works in partnership with the Agreste Region’s Childen’s Cancer Institute (ICIA), which provides medical treatment for children with cancer. According to the hospital’s Executive Director, Sra. Suarez, “Kitambar is a marvelous partner, if only in terms of relieving the worries relating to constructing buildings, they are already a huge help”. Besides this initiative, the factory built a rehab center for drug users in the neighboring community.
“Since the very beginning, Kitambar has been with us. All the housing, the whole constructed area was built by them”, says Sr. Wagner, the center’s representative. The factory Owner, Sr. Barbosa, concludes, “this work affected us deeply. These are people with no financial wherewithal, carrying out a project of such great importance”.
Kitambar is a small producer of ceramic bricks and tiles located in the countryside of Caruaru (PE), in the northeast of Brazil. The factory historically used native timber from the Caatinga, an endangered and unique Brazilian ecosystem, as fuel to produce its ceramics. However, in 2007, the factory opted for a more sustainable production process and to reduce its environmental impact. Abandoning the use of native wood, Kitambar invested in equipment to feed its kilns with renewable biomass, such as cashew tree residues and coconut husks.
The switch significantly reduces atmospheric GHG emissions while allowing the generation of carbon credits. Furthermore, since implementing the project, the factory has invested in improving the workplace and supporting social projects that benefit the surrounding community.
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