Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings launched an environmental sustainability platform called The Echo Program that represents a commitment, as part of the overall parent company Akzo Nobel's sustainability targets, to be a world leader in environmental issues.
The program covers everything Awlgrip and Interlux are doing as manufacturers to reduce their impact on the environment. It includes reduction targets for volatile organic compounds, average biocidal emissions for antifoulings and waste reduction.
The two paint brands also have identified environmental impact ratings for their products. This offers customers the option of selecting products that fit their needs within the Awlgrip and Interlux product range.
“The Echo Program is not only a commitment of responsibility and transparency; it sets the baseline for us as a company to focus on continuous environmental improvement of our products,” Awlgrip and Interlux North America general manager Fred Daoust said. “We are not interested in greenwashing. We have a corporate responsibility to our society, and better yet, the results will help drive the yacht paint industry in the right direction and with better solutions for our customers and their future.”