greener by design.
What does it mean for a paint manufacturer to be green today? As we live and learn, Dunn-Edwards strives to be green – by design – in our principles, products, practices and people.
Dunn-Edwards is firmly committed to the over-arching green principle of eco-efficiency. We define “eco-efficiency” as the ability to satisfy human needs in ways that minimize adverse impacts on energy and material resources, environmental quality and human health and safety. For us, eco-efficiency means: “do more good,” by optimizing the performance of our paint products, and “do less harm,” by reducing or avoiding the use of harmful ingredients. Other green principles flow from the principle of eco-efficiency: resource conservation, energy efficiency, waste minimization, recycling, emissions reduction, health and safety protection, and social responsibility.
What makes Dunn-Edwards paint greener?
It’s not only the performance we put into our paint, but also what we leave out. Dunn-Edwards constantly seeks to reduce or avoid the use of potentially harmful ingredients. Consequently, our paint formulations do not include – among other things – asbestos, benzene, cadmium and chromium pigments, chlorinated solvents, dioxin, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, methylene chloride, or phthalates.
Dunn-Edwards is absolutely committed to full compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations. This commitment extends companywide, from senior management through staff in all departments. Beyond compliance, Dunn-Edwards has a long history of proactively doing more than required, often taking action before any requirement exists.
Find participating recycling stores
Dunn-Edwards has partnered with PaintCare™, a non-profit that collects, recycles and safely disposes of open paint cans. If you’re a California resident, enter your ZIP code to find a recycling location near you.
To view national PaintCare drop-off locations or learn more information, visit paintcare.org
Dunn-Edwards respects the inherent worth of each individual, and we strive to conduct all our business with the highest sense of ethics, integrity and responsibility.
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