Harris Paints earns new Certification under Green Business Barbados Programme

Harris Paints, the Caribbean Champion of Colour, just got acknowledged by the Future Centre Trust as the first Barbadian company to achieve the highest level of certification in the Green Business Barbados Programme.

As part of celebrations for World Environment Day, their CEO Ian Kenyon made a special presentation at the Harris Paints ColourCentre in Wildey with staff and members of the Trust on board for the vital moment.

As part of celebrations for World Environment Day, their CEO Ian Kenyon made a special presentation at the Harris Paints ColourCentre in Wildey with staff and members of the Trust on board for the vital moment.

As a result of becoming more environmentally aware, Harris’ absenteeism has dropped 15% when compared with records from 2010 onwards, Kenyon observed and he also said sick days had a reduction of 14%.

Harris Paints held an 'open house' at the ColourCentre where the public got to learn first-hand about the company's green products - this is a smell test with another brand, sustainability practices on waste reduction, energy conservation, employee well-being and productivity.

Harris Paints held an ‘open house’ at the ColourCentre where the public got to learn first-hand about the company’s green products – this is a smell test with another brand, sustainability practices on waste reduction, energy conservation, employee well-being and productivity.

The new version of ULTTIMA has sold 14% more than its predecessor, sales meaning much needed Foreign Exchange is arriving rather than leaving Barbados. In fact, last year’s tally indicates $30 million was sold across the Caribbean, from Puerto Rico to Guyana.

Cheryl and Charles at Limegrove with the actual trophy over the weekend...

Cheryl and Charles at Limegrove with the actual trophy over the weekend…

The CEO told everyone by no means have the changes been easy, but with consistent effort over the last 3 to 4 years has meant 14 new jobs were created, as a result of many practices including to make sure to mind small things like avoid having vans running while delivering an order or management spending more to purchase ergonomically correct work stations.

He pledged the innovations will continue and not be set aside for profits alone, Me Kenyon indicated the only way Harris can grow is if management and staff leave the region better than when they found it.

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