There are some manufacturing companies that go to great lengths to ensure they do not overtax the planet’s natural resources. Eucatex is one such company. Started in 1951, this Brazilian company chose to think about the impact it would have on the environment, and decided to produce their products using materials found in nearby eucalyptus trees. The first building materials this company produced were considered soft board materials. They soon moved on to creating somewhat harder panels and tiles. Today, Eucatex produces a full line of building materials ranging from vinyl flooring to interior doors and frames.
Making a Difference
Eucatex actively participates in their own recycling program, which uses the residue from wood to create energy. Their objective is to use renewable resources to create the energy used for the production of their products. This significantly reduces the carbon footprint the company will leave on the planet. This company also takes steps to educate the general public about the importance of preserving the environment. Through their House of Nature program, Eucatex provides visitors with information, as well as tours through the natural preserve’s trails.
The leader of this amazing company is a man named Flavio Maluf, more info can be found here on Wikipedia. Mr. Maluf graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and is an environmentally conscious entrepreneur, and his bio shows that dedication. He has been the CEO of Eucatex since 2005, which has been a family run company for so long, and serves on the boards of several other divisions within the corporation, which includes Eucatex Trading. Flavio also takes time out of his busy schedule to speak with people about the job industry. He most recently had a one-on-one discussion about the questions asked during interviews. His knowledge of the business world has brought about several industrial changes within Eucatex, leading to the opening of new plants in Sao Paulo and Botucatu.
From what he’s said on Facebook it’s clear that Flavio Maluf’s vision for Eucatex is in line with the company’s mission statement, which includes using renewable resources to protect the natural environment of the surrounding forests. The company also places importance on providing a safe and clean working space for their employees. It also takes an active role in community events, which are often designed to raise awareness about sustainability. The company values are designed to bring about results through excellence in teamwork. The people at Eucatex are committed to the values they promote, which include justice, equality and social responsibility. They also go the extra mile to maintain good relationships with all of their investors. Just take what Flavio has said about the future of education, and you know that Eucatex is on the right track.