Safety and The Environment

Vanguard’s commitment to safety and the environment is exemplified through its ongoing efforts to develop cutting-edge water-borne/high-solids coatings.

This proactive approach is designed not only to meet industry standards but to surpass them, ensuring the well-being of both workers and the environment. The focus lies on minimizing the usage of three key elements that pose potential risks: volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and heavy metals.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a category of chemicals that can evaporate into the air and contribute to air pollution. By continually developing coatings with reduced VOC content, Vanguard aims to create a safer working environment for its personnel while simultaneously lessening the impact on air quality. This commitment aligns with global efforts to mitigate air pollution and its associated health risks.

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) represent a group of pollutants known to have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Vanguard’s dedication to minimizing HAPs in its coatings reflects a comprehensive approach to safety, prioritizing not only the immediate well-being of workers but also the long-term sustainability of the environment.

Heavy metals, another focus of Vanguard’s efforts, are elements that can be toxic and persist in the environment. By developing coatings with reduced heavy metal content, the company actively contributes to preventing soil and water contamination, safeguarding ecosystems, and supporting a sustainable future.

This commitment to innovation and sustainability underscores Vanguard’s role as a responsible corporate entity. By staying at the forefront of coating technology, the company not only meets regulatory requirements but also sets new benchmarks for environmental stewardship and occupational safety within the industry.

The result is a win-win scenario where both the workforce and the environment benefit from advancements in coating formulations that prioritize safety and sustainability.