Paint quality guarantees
Paint products may comply with requirements taking into account several aspects:
- Restricted use of hazardous chemicals.
- Use of renewable, recycled and sustainably managed sources of materials.
- Reducing the embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacture of products.
- Improving the environmental performance of the product in its useful life.
- Nordic Ecolabel or "Swan"
Nordic Ecolabel demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The "Swan" symbol, as it is known in Nordic countries, is available for 65 product groups, including paints. The Swan guarantees that products fulfill certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits
- Cradle to Cradle Certified (CM)
Cradle to Cradle Certification is a sustainability label that requires achievement across multiple at tributes and guarantees for the end user that used materials are safe for human health and the environment through all use phases; product and system design for material reutilization, such as recycling or composting; use of renewable energy; efficient use of water, and maximum water quality associated with production company strategies for social responsibility.
- EU Ecolabel
For end user, EU Ecolabel guarantee: Minimized content of hazardous substances, Reduced content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs): x g/l and good performance for indoor and outdoor paint products. As well the EU Ecolabel provide exigent guidelines for paint companies looking to lower their environmental impact and guarantee the efficiency of their environmental actions through third party controls
- Blue Angel
The Blue Angel label specifies that the paint product focuses on one of four different protection goals: health, climate, water, and resources. The Blue Angel promotes the concerns of both environmental protection and consumer protection. Therefore it is a warded to paint products which are particularly beneficial for the environment in an all-round consideration and which also fulfill high standards of occupational health and safety and fitness for use.