They do not use petrochemicals in their products. They also ensure that natural raw materials come from environmentally managed sources and are produced using a sustainable ecological cycle. For example, much of the raw linseed oil used in their paints is organically grown close to the factory and any waste product and excess paint can be composted.
Auro paints are breathable and are based on natural ingredients and plant and mineral pigments. The wood finishes are micro-porous so they don’t flake, peel or blister and are easily maintainable. The use of natural and plant based ingredients means that allergy sufferers and people who are chemically sensitive are more able to tolerate Auro products.
Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that in 2003 Auro was voted ‘Favourite Ethical (DIY) Product’ by readers of ‘Ethical Consumer’ Magazine! Several Auro products have also been recommended by the stringent German environmental ‘Oko Test’ Magazine.