Safety

Promoting well-being and preventing harm.

The health, safety and environment (HSE) policy of AkzoNobel is based on our core principles of Safety, Integrity and Sustainability.

The company operates common processes for people, process and product safety to fulfill and, where appropriate, go beyond compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

We conduct our business activities within a common company framework of HSE directives, rules, manuals and guidelines to promote the well-being of our customers, employees, contractors, the public, other stakeholders and the environment, and to prevent injuries, waste and harm.

The HSE Directive requires all our businesses and functions to implement an effective and auditable HSE management system, to report maturity and performance, and to make and implement plans for continuous improvement in all aspects of HSE, including people, process and product safety.

This policy applies to AkzoNobel and its subsidiaries worldwide. This policy is also applicable to those joint ventures in which AkzoNobel has majority shares and, therefore, full control and responsibility for operations.