We adjust and improve sustainability parameters during the procurement of raw materials to improve the sustainability of the end product.

For example, we transparently select suppliers who ensure safe working conditions and environmentally compatible extraction of raw materials. This is a key criterion for a purchasing process which meets sustainability requirements.

An additional approach to responsible sourcing focuses on long-term replacement of critical raw materials by more sustainable alternatives. For example, in 2017, we have globally eliminated lead pigments from our refinish paints.