Dulux is committed to the ongoing research and development of innovation that reduce the environmental impact of our products, without affecting their outstanding performance. The health and safety of consumers, customers and the environment form a core element of Dulux’s business.
Dulux is continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its products and activities, with environmental sustainability forming a core element of Dulux's business. Dulux is committed to the ongoing research and development of innovative products that reduce the environmental impact of our products, without affecting their outstanding performance. This is evident in our proactive shift from solvent-based products to water-based alternatives, and the introduction of New Zealand's first low VOC paint in the early 1990's.
From initiating sustainable business partnerships, through to products and even the actual clean-up stage, we are continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our products, without affecting their outstanding performance and the quality results that New Zealand's professional and DIY painters have come to expect from Dulux.
Dulux's development of environmentally responsible water-based paints as a replacement for many solvent-based paints has been underway since the 1960's.
Dulux is now the largest manufacturer of water-based paints in New Zealand and Australia. The benefit to the environment is obvious. When solvent-based paint dries, solvent evaporates into the atmosphere. Water-based paint emits mainly water vapor into the air. Dulux has been at the forefront in introducing low VOC paints. Low VOC paints are lower in Volatile Organic Compounds thereby creating fewer emissions and less odour.
When selecting premium quality paints with superior washability, easy application, lower VOC's and lower paint odours - the choice is easy. Dulux Prepcoat ASU, Wash&Wear®, Ceiling White and Aquanamel® provide a complete interior painting solution.
Explore two of our ranges certified by Global Green Tag below.
Dulux envirO₂® is certified by Global GreenTag™, one of the most robust, trusted and globally recognised eco-certification programs. Its environmental certifications are just another example of Dulux's ongoing commitment to solving the needs of planet conscious consumers and customers. *Identified by Eco Choice Aotearoa as a sustainably preferable product based on assessment of whole of product life-cycle. Rated Platinum (highest rating) by Global GreenTag against a range of international quality, environmental and health standards.
Correct waste disposal is an essential and important part of safe and sustainable working practice. Every endeavour is made to minimise the quality and quantity of waste generation, and hence reduce the associated problem of waste disposal.
* Our goal is to seek to divert 700,000 plastic paint buckets a year from landfill by 2027.