Jun 15, 2007

Jotun Promotes Environmental Awareness on World Environment Day

Jotun, a producer and suppliers of paints, coatings and powder coatings, is celebrating World Environment Day with three competitions aimed at promoting environmental and safety awareness among employees and their families. The only paint manufacturer which is a member of the Emirates Green Building Council, Jotun’s ecological initiatives include a comprehensive recycling program which has enabled it to avoid toxic leaks into the environment and reuse 9.6 million liters of its waste water and 63,000 liters of its waste solvents last year.

The company awarded the winners of the ‘Poster’, ‘Slogan’ and ‘Locate & Control the Hazard’ competitions during its World Environment Day celebration, which was boosted by the presence of Redha Salman, head of the environment protection and safety section of Dubai Municipality. In addition to taking part in various activities, employees and their families also had the opportunity to view the winning entries, which were on display during the event.

Jotun has put in place various recycling programs aimed at reducing the impact of its different by-products including pallets, plastic and metal drums, waste water, waste solvents and powder collected from the dust collector at the water-based plant. The company’s recycling efforts have actually enabled it to reduce operating costs by reusing resources such as water. The remaining wastewater, which has been certified as non-hazardous by the Dubai Municipality according to established guidelines, is sent to the Sewage Treatment plant at Aweer.