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 in the world around us.
Wood Finishes & Adhesives employees from Vietnam to Virginia get involved in their local communities, volunteering their time and energy to help others. Our employees have refurbished desks for a hearing impaired school, built an outdoor education center for rural students, and coached and encouraged impaired athletes in the Special Olympics competition…just to name a few!
The AkzoNobel Community Program provides the financial resources for many of our projects. Since its inception in 2005, over 7,000 employee volunteers from 52 countries have worked on over 1,400 Community Program projects – from bringing color to the lives of lonely elderly in South Korea to providing a safe haven for abused and neglected children in the United States.
As a corporation we have a moral obligation to aid victims of natural disasters, and we live up to that commitment in the form of significant financial donations. In recent years, AkzoNobel contributed to the aid of victims from Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian Tsunami, and the Sichuan earthquake.
We are pleased to share with you a few of our special Wood Finishes & Adhesives community service projects:
Employees volunteer for Special Olympics competition
New beds for China orphanage
AkzoNobel funds new China school