Management of hazardous substances

AkzoNobel has a company-wide commitment to manage hazardous substances in its products to ensure safe use. This includes reduction, restriction and phase-out when they can be substituted with safer and sustainable alternatives.

Our Priority Substance Management process takes a systematic approach to the identification, review and management of hazardous substances used in our products. Our priority substance process is embedded into key business processes and in our raw material databases so that safer materials can be sourced.

We have introduced the program to customers and stakeholders such as senior government regulators from the European Commission and NGOs, and we have received positive feedback on this approach.

Please see our full position paper here: AkzoNobel’s position paper on Management of hazardous substance

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