Why should we engage in corporate social responsibility initiatives?
“Every day we’re working to find pioneering solutions to improve people’s lives in the communities in which we operate,” Parthasarathi explains. “Over the years, we’ve come up with many out-of-the-box solutions, contributing to our reputation as one of the most responsible corporates in India.”
“Sustainability is a way of life and should be part of our every day’s action. Real change happens as more people become aware of sustainability and take responsible action.”
AkzoNobel Cares in India and around the world
AkzoNobel Cares is our global corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, focused on inspiring, uplifting and renovating communities, as well as educating, mentoring and training future generations. It includes our Let’s Colour program and our partnerships with SOS Children’s Villages and PLAN International.
One recent example is our partnership with PLAN International which helped young girls in India – where nearly half of girls between the ages of 15 and 24 have no education or job – receive training in computer science through the Saksham program.
Parthasarathi looks forward to many more programs focused on breaking gender stereotypes and supporting diversity and inclusion.
People are an important part of sustainable business
AkzoNobel Cares is part of our overall approach to sustainable business: People. Planet. Paint. There’s a reason People comes first. It's about the well-being and development of our own people at AkzoNobel (like Parthasarathi and his team), respecting human rights around the world and reaching thousands of people through our AkzoNobel Cares societal program.