Even before ecology became a global concern, Eucatex was already planting eucalyptus forests to supply its plants with the wood required for its hardboard and panel production and to generate power for its facilities.
The Company’s efforts to balance its forest production with the conservation of natural springs and plant and animal biodiversity has been recognized in Brazil and abroad. FSC® Certification, which Eucatex received in 1996, attests that its planted forests are well managed and achieve high yields with quality and efficiency.
The high yields of Eucatex’s forests are the result of its adoption of the principles of sustainable development and multiple uses. All of this was made possible by regular investments in technology, improvements in genetics and cloning techniques, and proper fertilization and forestry practices that conserve the soil and enhance its fertility.