Cloverdale and the Environment
Cloverdale Paint is committed to reducing or eliminating any harmful impact on the environment from our products. To fulfill this commitment Cloverdale has developed one of the industry's largest selections of water-based and low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints and coatings.
Cloverdale was one of the founding members of the BC Paint Care Association which operates paint recycling depots throughout British Columbia. Cloverdale Paint is also committed to reducing or eliminating any harmful impact on the environment from our operations. For more informaton regarding the Paint Care Association visit www.productcare.org
To fulfill this commitment Cloverdale has initiated several programs:
- water and solvent liquid wastes are re-utilized;
- corrugated cardboard and office paper are recycled;
- empty steel drums and wooden pallets are recycled;
- solid wastes are re-utilized wherever technically feasible;
The environment is a field where new information is constantly becoming available. Cloverdale Paint has committed to the education of its employees and customers regarding the impact our products and operations have on the environment and how to reduce this impact.
One of the ways our employees receive the latest information is by participation in industry associations such as:
- National Paint and Coatings Association
- Canadian Paint and Coatings Association
- Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology
- GVRD - Lower Fraser Valley Air Quality Advisory Committee
Cloverdale Paint's efforts to produce quality products and ensuring that they are used and produced in an environmentally sound manner are on-going. It's a long-term voluntary commitment to the environment and to the people who manufacture, sell and use our products.
The Coatings Care Program
Coatings Care is a comprehensive program developed by the National Paint and Coatings Association to assist its members in integrating health, safety and environmental activities with corporate planning and operations.
Coatings Care Policy Statement
Cloverdale Paint will implement Coatings Care to further our ongoing efforts to protect worker and community health and safety, as well as the environment, by establishing a program that will:
- Promote efforts to protect employees, customers, the public and the environment;
- Provide relevant information on the safe use and disposal of industry products to customers, and make such information available to the public on request;
- Make protection of health, safety and the environment an early and integral part of the organizational planning process;
- Comply with all legal requirements which affect operations and products;
- Be responsive to community concerns; and
- Assist governments in the development of equitable and attainable standards.
Coatings Care contains four codes of management practice that address specific issues related to industry and member concerns:
- Transportation and Distribution
- Manufacturing Management
- Product Stewardship
- Community Responsibility
Cloverdale Paint has committed to implementing these codes of practice and to adopt the Coatings Care Policy Statement to improve our management of these important areas of our business.