Inspiring stories from around the world

Giving back to communities is deeply rooted in AkzoNobel. Here are some examples of how our products, people and expertise have contributed in successful projects around the world:

AkzoNobel and MasterPeace team up to uplift communities across the world

People living in more than 40 countries around the world are to benefit from a partnership between AkzoNobel and global peace movement MasterPeace which will involve painting 100 walls. Read more>

Adding colour to the lives of Children with learning disabilities

Early March, we added color to the lives of children at the ‘Association of Early Intervention for Children with Disability’ in Muscat, Oman. As part of the program, we donated special equipment and toys that improve sensory perception through sound, feeling and movement. Over 40 employees volunteered to spend time with the children, engaging them in role playing, motor skill development toys and painting.  Read more>

We partner with SOS Children's Villages to fight youth unemployment with the power of paint

We are joining forces with SOS Children's Villages to use education and renovation to drive a positive impact on youth unemployment. The partnership aims to reach the young people of SOS Children's Villages with our "Let's Colour" program and professional training through AkzoNobel's painter academies around the world. The partnership kicks off with three countries in 2017: Brazil, Nigeria and Indonesia. Read more> 


Brazilian ingenuity inspires AkzoNobel to create sports areas for favela kids

Children in a Brazilian favela are enjoying unexpected opportunities to test their all-round sporting skills – all thanks to the inspiring and imaginative use of paint. Read more>

Preserving heritage in Singapore

One of Singapore’s most historically significant buildings is being repainted and restored with a full range of our wall, wood and metal coatings. Read more>

AkzoNobel launches latest Human Cities project in Rotterdam

Schoolchildren in the Dutch city of Rotterdam are to benefit from AkzoNobel’s latest Human Cities initiative. Read more>

AkzoNobel provides essential ingredient for cities to embrace urban gardens

The power of urban gardens to revitalize cities and make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring was showcased at the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Read more>

Making of the vertical garden

AkzoNobel and partners map out urban vision at Habitat lll conference in Quito

We have worked with several partners to create a people-friendly route designed to improve the lives of local citizens in Quito, Equador. Read more>

AkzoNobel partners with Leaders of the Future to revitalize US community

A group of young people in the US who are working to eradicate poverty and blight in Pontiac, Michigan, have joined forces with us in order to further revitalize the city and help make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. Read more>

AkzoNobel partners with Leaders of the Future to revitalize US community

AkzoNobel collaborates with Shanghai’s Jing’an District to revitalize local communities

AkzoNobel and Shanghai Jing'an District Government signed a strategic memorandum of understanding to initiate our first flagship project in China. The partnership aims to revitalize cultural and recreational community spaces to support sustainable community development in Jing’an. Read more>

AkzoNobel helps link two Indonesian villages for better quality of life

After years of living a secluded life, people in Mekarjaya Village and Sukaresmi Village in the District of Panimbang, Banten Province, Indonesia will now have a much easier access in their villages. Read more>

AkzoNobel and Cruyff Foundation give sporting chance to disabled children in Brazil

Children with a visual impairment can now enjoy playing sports at a Special Cruyff Court in Brazil opened by Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Edith Schippers. Read more>