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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.

 

Principles

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.

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a green legacy, a greener future

Dunn-Edwards has a green legacy that makes us proud and inspires us to do more - as green as our laurels may be, we are not content to rest upon them. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in our green performance. Our goal at Dunn-Edwards is to grow greener day-by-day greener by design® - in what we hope will be a greener world where everyone can flourish.

PRODUCTS

Dunn-Edwards paints help protect and preserve the built environment, thereby conserving energy and material resources.

Dunn-Edwards paints meet the environmental standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council, GREEN WISE®, Master Painters Institute (MPI), and many more.

Our paints have been used in dozens of LEED and NAHB certified green buildings across the country.

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.

 

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PEOPLE

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.

Eco-Awareness

Dunn-Edwards seeks to promote environmental awareness among our employees, customers and the public.

 

Social Responsibility

Our idea of green extends to how we care for our social environment to ensure that fundamental values of fairness and honesty prevail.

Environmental Regulations

Dunn-Edwards has long sought to ensure that rules and standards for the paint industry are equitable and eco-efficient.

PAINTING GREEN ARTICLES

“Sustainability” has long been the watchword of the green building movement. There are times, however, when the concept of sustainability can be difficult to grasp or put to use in practical, clearly meaningful ways.

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