Sustainability

A commitment to sustainability

We at Davco, as part of the ParexGroup, have a dual focus in our business decisions: what is good for the company and what contributes to the greater good of the communities within which we live and work.

Sustainability is at the heart of how Davco does business. We believe passionately in doing things the right way to achieve our success. We are committed to continually improving our sustainability performance and finding better ways to deliver our products and solutions whilst conserving natural resources.

Davco takes an integrated approach to sustainability with our initiatives pillared by our 4 commitments:

  • Innovate to foster sustainable development
  • Reduce the environmental footprint throughout our products’ lifecycle
  • Act for and with our employees
  • Anchor our facilities in local communities

A responsibility to the environment

At Davco we have a proud history of saying ‘no’. No to hazardous formulations that threaten our customers whilst they work and no to outdated technologies that pollute our world. We have long been aware that we have a responsibility to the environment and we must do all that we can as a business to protect it.

Our comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental impact means looking at all aspects of our business and continually assessing, monitoring and improving our environmental performance. Some of our environmental initiatives include:

  • Using 100% recycled tyres in our rubber crumb adhesives, which assists in dramatically reducing one of the world’s largest waste disposal problems
  • Assessing alternative local raw materials to help minimise shipping
  • Treating 100% of waste water in our facilities on site
  • Educating customers and the public as to the safe disposal of products and packaging

As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, we are also committed to using sustainable, recoverable and recyclable packaging and engaging supply chain partners with the same commitment for a better environment. 

We at Davco, strive to achieve a clean and health environment by conducting operations and manufacturing products that do not harm the environment. This encompasses all products marketed by ParexGroup. Our aim is to continue to improve corporate policies, programs and environmental performance, taking into account technical developments, scientific understanding, consumer and community expectations with legal regulations as a starting point.

To assist us achieve the highest standards in environmental performance we conduct our business in accordance with our environmental management system based on ISO 14001 and the ParexGroup Environmental Policy. The ParexGroup Wetherill Park plant maintains a NSW Environment Protection EPA License 6459.
Wetherill Park Emission Data
Wetherill Park Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP)
ParexGroup Environmental Policy

A cleaner, safer and healthier adhesive range - our Dust Less Technology

Davco’s patented, award winning Dust Less Technology is at the core of our sustainability initiatives. Launched in 2006, Dust Less Technology creates 80% less airborne dust than traditional tile adhesives and is specifically formulated for improved air quality, better working conditions, less mess and faster clean-up.

Dust Less Technology can reduce product and financial losses from dust emissions but most importantly, it creates a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for our factory employees and our customers.

Davco’s Dust Less adhesives join the other environmentally friendly products we’ve designed to create a better and safer environment without compromising on performance.

A dedication to meaningful community involvement

Davco proudly contributes financial and product donations to help non-profit organisations run their operations and advance their missions in the local community. Our team members often lend their talent and expertise to special projects that make a huge difference to people in need, such as building and renovating safe, secure and stable homes.

Davco is also a principal partner of the WorldSkills Wall & Floor Tiling category. WorldSkills aims to develop and nurture the skills of young Australians by providing them with an opportunity to showcase their trade and skills talent. They achieve this goal through competitions held on a regional, national and international level.