The way we do business
People all over the world are increasingly interested in what goes on in major companies. Is the business being conducted properly? Are local laws being adhered to? Does a company comply with international regulations? At AkzoNobel we have set down exactly how we operate, our values and our principles.
Our values give us standards to measure ourselves by, particularly in our dealings with customers, suppliers, our own people and the wider world. The values have real meaning for us and the way we behave. We believe in:
- Focusing on our customers’ future first
- Embracing entrepreneurial thinking
- Developing the talents of our people
- The courage and curiosity to question
- Integrity and responsibility in our actions.
Our business principles set down the standards by which we operate. Above all, we're committed to creating long-term value for our customers, shareholders, employees and society. We need to make sustainable profits if our business is to thrive.
We have trained employees worldwide on these principles, and we continue to think and act according to them on a daily basis. In order to help us maintain this focus, we have developed the AkzoNobel Code of Conduct.
This Code is intended to provide our people with a clear overview of their obligations. In essence it captures not only the general business principles but also our key and relevant Company Directives. Ultimately it helps all AkzoNobel employees to perform our jobs in accordance with the company’s standards.
Our multicultural organization
We thrive on the many different nationalities and cultures in our organization. It makes us a stronger and more dynamic company, as well as a great place to work.