Sustainability at Dulux


Environmental sustainability is a core element of the Dulux business philosophy. Dulux is committed to the ongoing research and development of innovative products that are more sensitive towards nature. This is evident in our proactive shift from solvent-based products to water-based alternatives, and the introduction of Australia's first low VOC paint in the early 1990's.


A member of the Green Building Council of Australia, Dulux strives to strike a better environmental balance as illustrated in our holistic approach to the overall painting process. From initiating sustainable business partnerships, through to products and even the actual clean-up stage, we are continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our products, without affecting their outstanding performance and the quality results that Australia's professional and DIY painters have come to expect from Dulux.

Green Building Council

Health & Safety Practices

"No injuries to anyone, ever" is our safety vision statement, We are committed to providing safe workplaces. From the time you enter reception at any Dulux site you are aware of the company concern with safety.

Acrylic Paints

Dulux Australia's development of environmental responsible water-based paints as a replacement for many solvent-based paints has been under way since the 1960's. Dulux Australia is now the largest manufacturer of water-based paints. The benefit to the environment is obvious. When solvent-based paint dries, solvent evaporates into the atmosphere. Water-based paint emits mainly water vapour into the air.

Low VOC Paints

Dulux has been at the forefront in introducing low VOC paints. Low VOC paints are lower in Volatile Organic Compounds thereby creating less emissions and less odour.

Dulux has introduced low VOC products such as Dulux Professional Enviro2,  Wash & Wear 101 and tinter system used to deliver the Dulux colour offer. The company is committed to further develop its low VOC ranges.

The Dulux Eco Choice Range

Eco Logo

 High performance Dulux paints are now more environmentally responsible.

 When you see the Eco Choice symbol you can be confident you are selecting quality Dulux paint that is kinder to our environment.

When selecting premium quality paints with superior washability, easy application, lower VOC's and lower paint odours - the choice is easy. Dulux Prepcoat ASU, Wash and Wear and Ceiling White provide a complete interior painting solution. 

Waste Management

Correct waste disposal is an essential and important part of safe working practice. Every endeavour is made to minimise the quality and quantity of waste generation, and hence reduce the associated problem of waste disposal.                                 

The Dulux EnviroWash System 

The new Dulux EnviroWash System is an innovative, water-based treatment system that turns paint wash-out into clean water and inert solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal. TEnvirosolutions 312x208he first of its kind in the Australian market, the patented Dulux EnviroWash System provides an environmentally responsible way of washing out painting tools, such as brushes and rollers, and minimises the negative impact of traditional paint waste disposal methods. The EnviroWash System is efficient and fast - separating paint solids from120 litres of water in only 1 hour. The largest system can handle up to 800 litres of paint washings and the EnviroWash System can process every type of acrylic paint in Australia.The Dulux EnviroWash System helps industry adhere to EPA guidelines as well as avoid stormwater pollution issues. Increased community expectations of environmentally responsible clean up processes make the system a must-have for the professional painter.

 Dulux Envirosolutions Waste Paint Hardener

Dulux Envirosolutions Waste Paint Hardener converts unwanted paint into solid waste which can then be safely disposed in domestic waste. It is suitable for use in all water-based paints and water-based timber coatings.

Dulux Head Office

Dulux Head Office was designed for 6-Star Green Star sustainability performance. Over 80% by weight construction waste was re-used or recycled.

Dulux Head Office





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