Diversity

At AkzoNobel, diversity and inclusion is all about creating winning teams.

We are a global company serving a large and diverse customer base through extensive international operations. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to achieving our ambitions. We aim to actively embrace diversity of thought and empower people to challenge each other to be more innovative and deliver better results. 

Our Diversity & Inclusion initiative is built around four key strategic ambitions:

  • Create a sustainable and diverse workforce
  • Build a strong and diverse leadership pipeline
  • Engage managers to build and lead diverse teams
  • Create a highly inclusive work environment

Progress is being made in the diversity of our executive population in terms of gender and nationality. In 2016, we had 19% female executives (up from 15 % in 2012) and set a new ambition level of 25% by 2020. At the end of 2016, 14% of our executives were from Asia Pacific and Latin America. Our 2020 ambition is to have at least 20% of our executives from these regions.

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