Our purpose AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. Essential ingredients. Essential protection. Essential color. We are dedicated to creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do. We are all around you, even when you least expect it. We are the essential ingredient in everything from mobile phones and pharmaceuticals to ice cream and detergents. We inspire the world with color and we protect the things that matter most. Innovation sits at the heart of our activities. Whether we’re developing new products or services, we’re focused on making life easier for our customers. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are committed to creating more value from radically less resources. In order to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, we also believe our products and expertise can help cities deliver a stronger sense of community purpose, pride and happiness.