Nippon Paint Lanka (Pvt) Ltd has announced that two of its brands, Medifresh 3 in 1 and Weatherbond Algae Guard have been certified by the Singapore Green Label Scheme. The two Nippon paint variants are the only paint products to be thus Singapore Green Label certified among those available in the local market. It is also the first step in an ongoing improvement process implemented by Nippon Paint Lanka to become a more eco-friendly producer of the highest quality interior and exterior paints.
Launched in May 1992 and administered by the Singapore Environment Council since June 1999, the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme is Singapore's leading environmental standard and certification mark. The certification evaluates products through stringent standards and encourages the improvement, promotion, and development of the ‘ecolabelling’ of products and services. Green Label certified products have a competitive advantage, are marketable and readily accepted by consumers or business associates in making their purchasing decisions. Third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labeling to improve, promote, and develop the ‘ecolabeling’ of products and services is a positive trend seen all over the world in global markets that are increasingly looking to be more environmentally viable and socially responsible.
Certified under the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme, both Nippon paint variants have added benefits to consumers. The certification confirms that chemicals used to produce both types will not cause eye, nose and throat irritation, asthma attacks, nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, nose bleeds, dizziness, fatigue, irritations to the respiratory, immune and nervous systems or any other health concerns that are common among frequent users of paint and other related products. It also guarantees that chemicals are used in the acceptable quantity levels, thus ensuring that they do not pollute the environment or prove toxic in any other form.