Sustainability at AkzoNobel
What are we doing to be a more responsible company?
We're committed to delivering sustainable products and solutions to our customers. But of course we can only do this if sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we've integrated sustainability into every area of our business - for the benefit of our clients, shareholders, employees and the world around us.
We’ve made a commitment to our employees and their health and safety. Guided by our core common values, we’ve also set down our commitments to the environment, including how we aim to improve our energy efficiency. And although we can’t put a stop to global issues and dilemmas, we have strong principles for dealing with them.
Sustainability isn’t just about producing more sustainable products. It’s about finding new ways to do things. With this in mind, we’ve designed our own eco-efficiency strategy. We also have a program of sustainable innovation, using sustainability tools to measure our success. Read our case study of surfactants for an example of what we’ve achieved so far.
As a company, we can do a lot for the communities we work in. As individuals, we can do even more. That’s why AkzoNobel is creating opportunities for our people to make a difference. This includes investing in the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, and supporting community programs and projects around the world.
With the growing threat of climate change and the scarcity of raw materials, sustainability is crucial to the future of our planet. We’re constantly looking to minimize our effect on the world and its resources, focusing on materials efficiency, energy & climate, water usage and cleaning up the land and air around us.
We manage and monitor every aspect of our sustainability performance. Our 2007 Sustainability Report covers what we’re doing – and aiming to do, how we measure our performance, and how our shareholders and the financial community can measure our overall sustainability. It also includes the sustainability and integration issues surrounding our acquisition of ICI.