ESG Awards

Environmental stewardship is embedded in the Trex DNA, and we continually seek ways to strengthen that legacy. We are a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, which is dedicated to improving the way America’s buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated.

Trex also is the first company in the wood-alternative decking industry to receive an International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES)* SAVE Verification for Recycled Content. This independent third party verification confirms that, with a minimum of 95.4% recycled content, Trex composite products are environmentally friendly and as green as it gets.

We are honored that our environmental stewardship initiatives and product integrity are frequently recognized by those at the forefront of the green building industry, along with national, regional and local organizations. Over the years, Trex has been honored with numerous high-profile awards, including:

  • The Governor of Virginia’s Environmental Excellence Award for “Outstanding Environmental Projects” and “impressive tonnage of recycled grocery bags and pallet wrap kept out landfills.”
  • Connecticut College’s Inherit the Earth Gold Medal for “demonstrating that business can be profitable, while meeting the needs of environmental sustainability.”
  • Winslow Management Company’s Green Award for companies that positively contribute to both the environment and their shareholders.
  • The “Excellence in Plastics Recycling” award from the Society of Plastic Engineers Recycling Division.
  • The Green Award from Washingtonian Magazine, which recognizes citizens, companies and organizations in the DC metro area that are working to improve the environment and encourage eco-friendly living.


For the 12th consecutive year, Trex earned the top spot across three key performance areas for the composite/PVC decking category including "brand familiarity," "brand used the most" and "brand used in the past two years".


For the ninth consecutive year, Trex was selected as the "greenest decking," receiving nearly three times as many votes as the closest competitor.


Trex ranked #1 in all four key performance areas: "brand familiarity," "brand used the most", "brand used in the past two years" and "quality".


Trex Enhance®, Trex CustomCurve® and Trex RainEscape® were among the 2019 Remodelers' Choice 100, representing the products that drove the most reader inquiries over the course of a year (April 2018-March 2019).


Trex was recognized by Green Builder as a 2019 Eco-Leader in the building industry. Trex was selected by the Green Builder editorial team in recognition of its ongoing company-wide commitment to sustainability.


Trex earned a "Best of Houzz" design award in 2019, representing the 5th consecutive year for this recognition.


Our 2019 ESG Report is available in dynamic PDF format, enhanced with quick links throughout the report for easy navigation and access to supporting materials.

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