Our focus on People covers many different aspects. It's about ensuring a safe and diverse work environment, developing our talented workforce, embracing our values and our approach to human rights. It also includes the numerous local projects we carry out through our AkzoNobel Cares societal program that bring significant benefits to people and communities around the world.
At AkzoNobel, we understand that through our roles as employer, manufacturer, business partner and member of many communities, we can potentially both directly and indirectly impact the lives of millions of people. We recognize the responsibility we have to respect the human rights of people in our value chain and the influence we can have on bringing about improvements.
For many years, our different social programs have been showing the world AkzoNobel Cares. They help people and their communities, build employee pride and strengthen our reputation – as well as simply being the right thing to do. It’s what we call delivering shared value for everyone. Our main social programs focus on inspiring, uplifting and renovating communities, as well as educating, mentoring and training future generations.