Inspiring community projects

The Community Program enables thousands of passionate and proud employees to contribute to society in a meaningful way. An impression of their community initiatives worldwide:

A brighter life for refugees in Italy

Volunteers from Specialty Coatings sites across Europe joined together to improve the lives of refugees who have fled their war-torn homelands for the safety of Italy. Read more>

A brighter life for refugees in Italy

Joining forces to help hospice patients

A joint initiative between Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings volunteers in Glasgow means patients in one of the city’s hospices have a more comfortable, brighter environment. Read more> 

Joining forces to help hospice patients in Glasgow

Bringing color to riding center that helps the disabled

A riding stable that helps disabled adults and children enjoy horse-riding has a new lease of life, thanks to colleagues from Decorative Paints Integrated Supply Chain in Sassenheim. Read more> 

Bringing color to riding center that helps the disabled
A brighter, safer life for older people in Brazil

An initiative by Decorative Paints colleagues in Brazil to improve a center for the elderly in Santo Andre City was a perfect example of how AkzoNobel ‘brings color to people’s lives’. Read more>

A safe home and brighter hopes for the future

A family in need has a roof over their heads and a safe place to sleep, thanks to Industrial Chemicals and Pulp and Performance Chemicals in Colombia. Read more>

Making a difference today for a brighter tomorrow

A range of activities totaling an incredible 539 volunteer hours from Wood Coatings colleagues has led to major improvements at a charity in Vietnam. Read more>

Unlocking the potential of every child

A cross-BU project in China has provided a speech and hearing rehabilitation center with the materials it needs to help the children in its care. Read more>

Teaching young minds to protect our world

An initiative by 22 Marine & Protective Coatings volunteers in the United Kingdom is teaching young children to care for their world both today and in the future. Read more>

A place of hope for town destroyed by a tornado

A state-of-the-art playground is helping a community recover from a devastating tornado and bringing children of different abilities together, helped by Surface Chemistry volunteers in the United States. Read more>