Responsible business is a prerequisite of Tikkurila operations and sustainable development is integrated into Tikkurila strategy.
The demands of our customers increase and their purchase behaviour changes, the legislation becomes more stringent, and different trends, such as climate change, increasingly affect our business operations.
The main environmental effects of paint during its life cycle have been identified as raw materials and packaging materials production, energy used during the manufacturing of the product, emissions and wastes generated during the manufacture, as well as the distribution of raw materials, packaging materials and finished products, compounds evaporating (VOC emissions) from the paint during painting and drying, and the disposal of paint waste.
Tikkurila aims to continuously minimize the environmental impact of its operations and products, for instance, by developing products that extend the service life of the painted item and allow for longer maintenance painting intervals.
Without protection, our cities and houses along our home streets would deteriorate, and without colours, our homes and environments would look bleak.
Paints are awarded international eco-labels (the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, EU Ecolabel) and national allergy and asthma labels or M1 classification measuring compounds emitted into the air from building materials for interior use.
Climate change is one of the global megatrends that guides our operations at Tikkurila, and we take that into account in our strategy work and development of business operations.