The Environment Matters
Valspar is committed to strong Environmental Performance, from minimizing the environmental impact of our facilities, to developing innovative solutions for our customers.
Valspar is working to do our part to minimizing our environmental impacts. Consumers can do their part by painting with the environment in mind. Today, there are many ways to be environmentally conscious when considering what materials to use for the job. Many items can be re-used or recycled when you are finished with painting.
By caring for our employees, environment and community, Valspar continues to demonstrate "If it matters we're on it."
It is Valspar's policy to operate its facilities in a manner that protects its employees, the community and the environment.
Valspar is committed to:
- Reducing overall emissions to air, water, and land
- Eliminating and reducing waste in manufacturing through source reduction, reuse, recycling, reclamation, and other pollution prevention programs
- Optimizing the use of environmentally benign materials and processes
- Working with our customers on the safe use, transportation, and disposal of Valspar products
Every year, safety and environmental goals are established and tracked for each manufacturing location. Valspar also has a system in place to track a number of key metrics and progress with regards to our safety and environmental performance.
Valspar drives continuous improvement through our Global Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Management System. The HSE Management System is designed to advance a proactive approach to managing and addressing HSE issues. It provides a firm foundation for communicating and establishing consistent expectations and establishing a method of accountability.
Valspar's HSE Management System is based on internationally recognized management system standards. Some of these include the following: ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), EPA's National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT), and ANSI Z10.