- Category: Industry
- Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:34
- Written by Jessica Lapatta
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Eucatex is a Brazilian company that began in 1951 and was the first company to specially focus on environmental issues. It is located in São Paulo and has offices in other parts of the world such as Mexico and the United States. It was the first company to use eucalyptus to make ceiling panels and tiles and now serves the construction and furniture industries. Eucatex deals in the following products: floors, doors, eucalyptus seedlings and ceiling panels. Eucatex is led by Flavio Maluf and under the ownership of the Maluf family.
Flavio Maluf is the president of Eucatex, working in the company for over 30 years. He has worked in the company since 1987 and has played an important role in making great strides in its growth. He led the company in opening a new plant at São Paulo and other plants in different areas. Flavio graduated from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) in São Paulo and later on went to study administration at the New York University. Flavio has ensured that Eucatex as a business has experience, confidence and a competent group of executives, that understand both the global and Brazilian market.
Eucatex started the Forest Partnership and Leasing Project as an initiative seeking partners to help it expand its eucalyptus plantation areas which not only benefits the company, but also the rural owners of such lands in terms of additional income for them.
According to PainelFlorestal, Eucatex runs a Recycling program that reuses wood residue so as to reduce environmental pollution. Eucatex has also contributed to the community positively through various social initiatives such as the Environmental Education Program that has helped trained educators, students and groups on how to handle forests and vital environmental issues. Eucatex has also contributed in other ways such as lending a hand in the revitalization of a certain school through giving them paint; regular collection of different basic items that are later on donated; holding a yearly children’s day; carrying out campaigns to educate the community on the importance of ensuring they are leading a quality life and many other social initiatives that improves the lives of the people in that community.
Eucatex has recorded great profits and has contributed this to exportation of its programs. Eucatex is an ISO 14001 certified company thus making it a reliable company on matters of environmental issues and has also received various awards recognizing its contribution.