We're chuffed to announce that we've obtained an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This significant achievement highlights our commitment to environmental sustainability and our dedication to providing eco-friendly paint to Trade professionals.
What is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)?
An Environmental Product Declaration, commonly known as an EPD, is a standardised and verified document that provides transparent information about the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle. It is based on a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) that evaluates the product's environmental performance from raw material extraction to manufacturing, use, and disposal. An EPD enables companies to make informed decisions by assessing the environmental impact of their products and identifying areas for improvement.
What it means to us
We’re proud of the deep environmental and social conscience that shape the COAT brand and products. By obtaining an EPD, we are providing our Trade clients with concrete evidence of our dedication to reducing the environmental footprint of our products. It allows us to clearly communicate the environmental impact of our paints, fostering informed decision-making and enabling our customers to choose sustainable options.
In real terms
At COAT, we firmly believe that sustainability should be at the core of everything we do. We're looking to work with Interior Designers, Architects, Developers, Decorators, Contractors and Retail Stockists who share our love of sustainable, design-led business. Here's a quick reminder of what sets us apart:
High-Quality and Low VOC Formulas: We take pride in developing high-quality paints that have low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. VOCs are harmful substances that contribute to air pollution and can have adverse health effects. Our low VOC formulas minimise environmental impact while ensuring excellent performance and durability. Beyond this we ensure our products have the lowest carbon footprint possible.
Responsible Raw Material Sourcing: We are committed to sourcing raw materials responsibly, considering environmental factors such as renewable resources, energy consumption, and carbon emissions. By carefully selecting our suppliers and working closely with them, we maintain stringent quality standards while minimising our ecological footprint.
Waste Reduction and Recycling: COAT Paints actively promotes waste reduction and recycling practices throughout our operations. We aim to minimise waste generation during the manufacturing process and encourage customers to properly dispose of unused paint to reduce environmental impact.
Research and Development: We invest in continuous research and development to innovate and improve our products' sustainability. By exploring new technologies and eco-friendly alternatives, we strive to stay at the forefront of environmentally conscious paint solutions.
Obtaining an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) marks a significant achievement for COAT Paints, solidifying our commitment to sustainable painting solutions. Through our COAT Trade Programme, we are dedicated to offering high-quality paints with reduced environmental impact. Our low VOC formulas, responsible sourcing practices, waste reduction initiatives, and ongoing research and development efforts all contribute to a more sustainable future for the paint industry.