How can a big, global organization make a difference to a small, local community?
AkzoNobel may be a huge organization – but we’re still made up of people. And many of them want to do more to make a difference to the world around us. That’s why we started the AkzoNobel Community Program: to encourage employees to get involved in their local areas, and give them what they need to do it.
We’re as committed to our communities as we are to our customers, shareholders and employees. That’s why we recently launched a new worldwide initiative called the AkzoNobel Community Program. It brings together motivated employees from all over the world and gives them the means to make a real difference.
So far, over 7,000 volunteers from 50 countries have worked on over 1,400 projects. In the past five years this has led to a great variety of projects; from educating underprivileged youngsters to contributing to creating more awareness in the community about the importance of a clean environment. It also provides opportunities for employees to develop team building and leadership skills.
Every year we hold a competition to find the best contribution. First prize in 2010 went to the ’Help with healthy living’ project, a cross-BU initiative by Marine & Protective Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Powder Coatings in Bangalore. With this initiative our volunteering employees have helped establish a health clinic which has become an indispensible part of life for residents of four villages in Bangalore.
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