Paint industry’s first BES6001 for Dulux Trade

Dulux Trade have announced that its parent company, AkzoNobel, have become the first paint company globally to achieve BES6001 Responsible Sourcing accreditation.

The environmental and sustainability standard awarded by the Building Research Establishment allows construction product manufacturers to ensure and demonstrate that their products have been created with responsibly sourced constituent materials.

Dulux Trades Stowmarket factory site has been the awarded BES6001 so it is guaranteed that all products manufactured there have met the strict criteria set by the BRE.

Susan Kendall, UK and Irelands sustainability director at AkzoNobel said: “We’re delighted that Dulux Trade is the first paint brand to have been awarded this major industry accreditation, which certifies the entire product portfolio manufactured at our Stowmarket site as ‘very good’ with regard to responsible sourcing. This external recognition further demonstrates our commitment to all aspects of sustainability. But more important than this, BES6001 accreditation provides reassurance to our customers that our products are formulated not only with quality in mind, but that the environmental and ethical aspects of all ingredients are fully considered too.”

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