The Company’s efforts to ensure the high quality of all its products and services and adopt sustainable development practices are recognized by important certifications.
In addition to being the first company in the industry to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification, Eucatex also holds ISO 14001 and FSC® certification, which attests that its forests are managed in accordance with rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.
FSC® Certification – Chain of Custody
The FSC® Chain of Custody certification enables that tracking of forest-based products from the forest to the end consumer and also guarantees to consumers that the product was manufactured using raw materials from certified forests or controlled origins in accordance with FSC® standards.
Created to control solid waste and prevent pollution and ensure responsible coexistence between companies and the environment, ISO 14001 represents global recognition that Eucatex complies with rigorous environmental protection standards.
With ISO 14001 certification, Eucatex further expanded its commitment to the conservation of biodiversity. The first step was formulating the Company’s Environmental Policy. The second step was the ongoing investments made in initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts, optimize the use of chemical fertilizers, reduce the use of pesticides, recover vegetation in forest remnants, promote environmental awareness at neighboring units and establish indicators to verify biodiversity conservation. This certification applies to the forestry unit of the Eucatex group (Novo Prisma)”.
Satisfying consumers’ needs through continuous improvements in products and services. That is the quality policy of Eucatex, which is always working to meet the needs of its clients.
As a result of this policy, Eucatex was the first company in the industry in Brazil to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification. Certification by the ISO 9000 series represents concrete proof that the Company’s quality control system complies with internationally recognized standards.
FSC® Forest Management Certification
Since 1996, Eucatex products have received international recognition from FSC – Forest Stewardship Council®, a certification granted by the certificate authority SCS (Scientific Certification System). Being granted this certification proves the Company’s respect for nature and the appropriate and responsible handling of forests natural resources.
In 2018, Eucatex forests were certified by Cerflor, attesting that the Company’s forest management complies with environmental, economic and social matters set out in the criteria and indicators defined by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT), which is integrated with the Brazilian Conformity Assessment System (SBAC) and Inmetro, with international recognition from Council Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
CARB (California Air Resources Board
Eucatex received the CARB (California Air Resources Board) international certification, which is required to export to the United States. This certification is granted to companies complying with sustainability standards during the production of MDP, MDF and HDF panels and that are periodically audited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ensuring compliance with low formaldehyde emissions.
By being granted the CARB Certification, furniture manufacturers can export to countries that
require said certification, thus expanding their businesses and presence abroad.