Reducing waste

We dispose of chemical waste responsibly, so that we can all enjoy a more colourful world.

Hazardous waste in Jotun
Our key objectives are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, to be applied in all our operations, including waste from offices as well as production waste. Reducing and disposing of chemical waste is a major focus area.

Obsolete goods are a major contributor to chemical waste at Jotun. We therefore continuously work on how to rework and dispose in a more environmentally-friendly way than just scrapping them.

Jotun recognises sustainability as a long-term competitive advantage.


Less waste
- Reducing and disposing of chemical waste is a major focus area 
- Objective: Reduce amount of waste from 2.0 to 1.5% of the production volume before 2018


Supplier contracts and audits
- Harmonisation of contracts for GreenSteps wording
- Inclusion of GreenSteps in the supplier audit schematics
- Introduction of a "Rapid plant assessment" where GreenSteps focus areas are introduced