Commenting on the achievements of the past year, CEO Thierry Vanlancker said: “It’s a clear endorsement of all the work we’re doing across AkzoNobel. By combining the power of nature with the transformative power of paint – which is exactly what we do for people and the environment – it demonstrates why paint matters in the fight against climate change.”
He added: “Successfully combating the impact of climate change is everyone’s responsibility, so we have to work with all our value chain partners to transition to lower/zero carbon alternatives.”
We’re delighted to celebrate our achievements, but it’s important to recognize it’s a joint effort. The commitment and dedication of our teams across the company – including those in Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSE&S), Product Safety Regulatory Affairs (PSRA), Product Stewardship, Quality Control, Logistics, Procurement, Compliance and Integrity, Communications, Culture and Change, Human Resources and Manufacturing – have all played a vital role.
They’ll continue to do so, along with our customers, suppliers and stakeholders. As we work towards the ambitious science-based sustainability targets we set last year, to reduce carbon emissions across the entire value chain by 50% by 2030 (against a 2018 baseline), we’re inviting everyone along on the journey. Innovation, collaboration, cooperation and conversation will be key as we accelerate our People. Planet. Paint. approach to sustainable business and explore further possibilities that can benefit the world we live in.