Sustainable performance and respect for human rights is incentivized through the targets set in AkzoNobel’s short term incentive for all executives and middle managers. This includes the company’s efforts with regard to respect for human rights.
All employees have sustainability as part of their objectives and short term incentives, where applicable. All employees must have completed our Code of Conduct training and confirm that they have understood and acted in accordance with the Code of Conduct in their annual performance evaluation form. Human rights are one of the focus areas in our Code of Conduct. Various internal policies and rules are in place and include topics such as child labor, discrimination and harassment.
In addition, at the end of the year, managers must confirm through the Non-Financial Letter of Representation process that their business was operated in accordance with the Code of Conduct, including principles on respect for human rights. If deficiencies are noted, they must set and execute actions to remedy them.