Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings have launched a new environmental sustainability platform called ‘The Echo Program.’ The program represents a commitment, as part of the overall parent company Akzo Nobel’s sustainability targets, to be a world leader in environmental issues.
The Echo Program covers everything that Awlgrip and Interlux are doing as yacht coatings manufacturers to reduce the impact on the environment. The program includes reduction targets for VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), average biocidal emissions for antifoulings and waste reduction. In addition, the two paint brands have identified environmental impact ratings of their products, allowing customers to select products that fit their needs.
“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,” said Fred Daoust, General Manager of Awlgrip and Interlux North America. “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.” For more information, visit echoprogram.com.