Our Commitment To The Environment
Branco is continually developing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its products and activities- environmental sustainability forms a core element of our business philosophy. Branco leads the industry in the move towards high performance water-based coatings. Environmental intiatives also include the clean up of sites, identification and conversion to low impact products and processes, product stewardship and creating sustainable business partnerships for future generations.
VOCs & Paint
At Branco we strive to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in all the paint products we use. VOCs are solvent and petrochemical additives that evaporate from paint during manufacturing and application. We produce a range of premium paints that contain less than 5 grams per litre of VOCs*- Branco Wash & Wear Eco Choice and Branco Professional EnvirO2. The low VOC and low-odour formulation contributes positively to the indoor air quality and reduces air pollution..
Eco Choice Range
Branco uses high performance paints which are more environmentally reponsible.When you see the Eco Choice symbol you can be confident you are selecting quality paint that is kinder to our environment. Eco Choice paint is lower in VOCs, so it creates less emissions and odour. When selecting premium quality paints with superior washability, easy application, lower VOCs and lower paint odours – the choice is easy.
Sustainability at Branco
Environmental sustainability is a core element of the Branco business philosophy. Branco is committed to use latest technology and products that are more sensitive towards nature.
Carbon Neutral Paints
Branco uses Professional EnvirO2 and Aquanamel which are the first carbon neutral paints Certified by the Greenhouse Friendly program.Greenhouse Friendly is an initiative of the Australian Government through the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO).
We are continually learning new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our products without affecting their outstanding performance and the quality results that our Customers chose us for.. Our commitment to sustainability extends to the cleaning up process. We follow an exciting new system designed to help paint professionals achieve best practice in their waste management activities.
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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 Branco site you are aware of the company concern with safety.
Branco Waste Paint Hardener
The disposal of left over paint and timber coatings is a major issue for Trade and Commercial painters. Branco is committed to reducing its impact on the environment by taking a whole of lifecycle approach to its product offering. We used hardener that turns unwanted water-based paints and water-based timber coatings into solid waste for easy disposal.
- Fast, responsible and easy way to dispose of unwanted paint
- No Mess
- Suitable for use in water-based paints and water-based timber coatings
- Available in an economical, easy to use 500g container
How it Works
- Measure the desired quantity of product using a scoop located under the lid and stir until paint solidifies
- Leave the solid waste for 2 hours with the lid off
- Remove the hardened paint from the can, wrap in newspaper and dispose of as hard waste
- One 500g container will solidify 10L of paint. One level scoop will solidify 250ml of paint
OSHA Rules and Regulations
At Branco, Health & Safety of our employees is our top priority. We follow all the rules & Regulations of OSHA and all our painers hold a white card. Occupational health and safety is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goal of all occupational health and safety programs is to foster a safe work environment. As a secondary effect, it may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, suppliers, nearby communities, and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment. It may involve interactions among many subject areas, including occupational medicine, occupational (or industrial) hygiene, public health, safety engineering, chemistry, health physics, ergonomics, toxicology, epidemiology, environmental health, industrial relations, public policy, industrial sociology, medical sociology, social law, labour law and occupational health psychology.
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