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Green solutions for a better tomorrow

We put environmental sustainability at the heart of everything we do, from the way we design, work and produce to the products that end up on your walls.

At Hempel, we see ourselves as guardians of your most valuable assets. As partners in the building of your homes, offices and institutions, we understand that the choices we make together directly impact the health and wellbeing of the people and communities living in and around those buildings. As a result, we design products that don’t just protect and beautify your building, but also improve its environmental performance and internal atmosphere.

LEED is one of the most common used certifications, we have a full range of products for interior and exterior fully supporting LEED compliant buildings. You can find the overview of our MPI approved products here.
Whatever project we work on, we strive to provide you with solutions that help you reduce emissions, energy consumption and waste. Here are some of the ways that we are working to make our world that little bit greener.

Energy consumption
We develop advanced solutions that help you reduce the amount of energy that your building consumes. Our heat-reflecting exterior coating Contex Thermoguard, for example, has been proven to reduce building air conditioning use in the Middle East by 5 per cent.

Reducing VOC
In large concentrations, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are harmful to human health and damaging to the environment. We use cutting-edge technology and stringent quality standards to develop products that address this problem, such as Topaz Zero, a line of internal coatings that have zero VOC content, but still provide a magnificent finish and beautiful texture.

Waste
Paints are by nature sustainable as they prolong the service life of structures and equipment, and so help reduce their overall environmental impact and waste. But we also make sure to reduce our own waste by re-using recyclable chemical waste and disposing of non-recyclable material in a socially responsible manner.

Purearth
Purearth is our commitment to being at the forefront of green building technology. Products produced under the Purearth umbrella not only protect the building they are applied to, but also enhance its environmental performance or improve its internal atmosphere. Of course, they also contain no dangerous substances and are produced in factories that are safe for the environment.


Purearth brochure

Environmental sustainability is at the heart of what we do

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Annual Report 2015

Read about our new strategy, Journey to Excellence

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