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Jun 26, 2012

Dulux South Africa implementing ‘green’ initiatives

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Paint manufacturer Dulux South Africa reported it has appointed sustainability ‘champions’ to oversee energy intensive areas in the company as part of its Step Towards Greener-campaign.

The company stated that the campaign underlined its commitment to ensuring that sustainability issues were at the forefront of its agenda. The champions were mandated to ensure that reduction targets were met in a number of areas including: energy; transport and travel; waste and resources; people and communities and products and services. Comprehensive carbon footprint reporting has also been implemented.

Some of the green initiatives included the installation of lighting sensors; rainwater harvesting tanks; heat pumps and solar geysers; using fuel efficient additives in transport vehicles; and wherever possible opting for web and video conferencing instead of carbon-emitting travel journeys.

Going a step further, the company is looking into supplying its staff with energy-efficient shower heads to use in their homes. “Our approach is all-embracing so that we can make sure that we are genuinely making a difference that can have a meaningful and lasting effect over time,” stressed Dulux sustainability manager Pradesh Naidu.


“We are highly cognisant of the impact of our products and services on the environment and the communities in which we operate by being vigilant about our use of energy, the way in which products are transported and the way in which natural resources are used to reduce waste,” said Naidu.
 

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