Aware of our commitment to sustainable development, we are constantly seeking to perfect the production process in our manufacturing plants and forestry sites in order to improve our performance in terms of water and power consumption, effluent generation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and waste.

We strive to minimize the negative impact of our production processes on the environment and local communities. This process is part of our Environmental Management System (SGA), which periodically monitors the performance of our operations in five categories:

Water and Effluents

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.

Click here to view our responses to the 2023 CDP Water Security questionnaire.


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:

We employ technology to recover and use 100% of the bronze and brass from residues of the metal parts we produce.

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).

Package Offsetting

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.