Human Cities

Human Cities is everything we do for and with society and is our commitment to improving, energizing and regenerating urban communities across the world. It is an active expression of our company purpose to create everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

We live in a world of rapid urbanization. Today, around 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. This is expected to increase to nearly 70% by 2050. By combining our sense of care with our people, products and leadership in innovation, safety and sustainability, we are helping cities to meet the many challenges they face. We are using our products and expertise to help cities deliver a stronger sense of community purpose, pride and happiness.

AkzoNobel is also a founding member of the Human Cities Coalition, a Dutch public-private partnership of organizations from business, government, NGOs and academia committed to making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. These organizations want to contribute their expertise to reduce air and water pollution, introduce flood controls or design new financing mechanisms for large infrastructure projects such as water sanitation and affordable housing.

For more information please visit the Human Cities website.

For more information please visit the Human Cities Coalition website

For more information please see: Fact Sheet Societal impact

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