We employ water reuse in all of our business divisions and, in some of them, we have a closed circuit that does not produce industrial effluents, such as our wood panel manufacturing operation in Taquari. Our ceramic tiles manufacturing plants stand out for the amount of running water in the circuit, which is larger than what is collected.
We have invested in initiatives that allow waste produced in our processes to be reused, such as using biomass to produce energy. We can also highlight the following initiatives:
The Metals São Paulo and Painéis Itapetininga units have already reached the mark of zero waste sent to landfills.
Dexco has invested heavily to make its industrial processes more energy-efficient and use new, less polluting equipment.
These measures allow the company to set itself apart in the construction industry by replacing fossil fuels, such as BFO oil and natural gas, for renewable sources, like biomass produced from bark, powder, and fiber sourced from our own operations.
Most of the energy consumed in our manufacturing sites comes from renewable sources (including Scope 1 and Scope 2 energy sources), mainly our wood panel operations, whose energy mix consists mostly of renewable sources (including Scope 1 and Scope 2 energy sources).
Our commitment to the social-environmental attributes of our solutions extends to our packages. We offset 100% of the plastic, paper, and cardboard packages that reach end-users all over Brazil with support from a partner company. This initiative is part of one of the targets set within our Sustainability Strategy. The process is traceable and audited.