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Trex highlights environmental and social stewardship

Trex highlights environmental and social stewardship

WINCHESTER, Va. — Trex Company, Inc. recently published its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report in conjunction with the launch of a new Trex ESG Hub on the company’s website.

“Our 2019 ESG Report highlights Trex Company’s strong performance across environmental, social, governance and financial metrics. These accomplishments are aligned with the Company’s values and reflect excellent execution on behalf of our leadership team and dedicated workforce,” said President and CEO Bryan Fairbanks in a press release. “Environmental stewardship is embedded in the Trex DNA, and we continually seek ways to strengthen our legacy. Since inception, our decking products have been made with 95%+ recycled material content. Recycled consumer and industrial polyethylene film and reclaimed wood are the primary material sources for Trex decking.”

Highlights of the 2019 report include:

  • The environmental footprint for Trex decking has improved across all impact categories since the 2016 Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
  • The launch of NexTrex, a polyethylene collection program, has expanded the reach of the company’s recycling initiatives and increased its base of participating retailers and consumers.
  • The company used more than 850 million pounds of polyethylene film and reclaimed wood fibers in its products in 2019.
  • Closed-loop water recirculation systems added to the company’s manufacturing facilities in Virginia and Nevada recycled approximately 99% of the water used in 2019.
  • Safety programs resulted in a 24% reduction in recordable incident rates.
  • A 25% increase in retention of hourly workers during a period of very low unemployment rates.

“Looking ahead, our strategic objective to accelerate the conversion from wood decking to sustainable Trex composite decking will result in more plastic being diverted from landfills and allow us to employ more people, which, in turn, will benefit the communities in which we operate,” Fairbanks added.

To learn more about Trex’s ESG policies, initiatives and performance, see the full 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.