ESG data

The below table provides a comprehensive overview of our sustainability performance data. Links to related AkzoNobel webpages can be found below the table.

AreaUnit20142015201620172018Ambition 2020
Eco-premium solutions with customer benefits% of revenue202021212220
Customer delivery efficiency index% service performance9394969797>95 (2018)
Supplier management
PR5 suppliers signed Business Partner CoC1,2% of spend9898999798
NPR6 suppliers signed Business Partner CoC1,2% of spend8081868683
Third party online sustainability assessments (TfS)4number534722875950953
Third party on-site sustainability audits (TfS)5number1554131219270
SSBS3 improvement against baseline%11
Maintain natural resources/fresh air
Total energy consumption1000TJ6.376.296.326.396.20
per ton of productionGJ/ton1.861.911.911.881.911.81
Renewable energy (own operations)%2222273031
Direct CO2(e) emissions (scope 1)kiloton83.9980.4572.7269.6670.16
per ton of productionkg/ton24.5124.4721.9620.5321.66
Indirect CO2(e) emissions (scope 2)kiloton269.1258.9244.3237.8226.0
per ton of productionkg/ton78.5478.7373.7870.1169.77
VOC emissionskiloton2.
per ton of productionkg/ton0.630.660.600.500.490.45
NOx emissionskiloton0.
per ton of productionkg/ton0.
SOx emissionskiloton0.
per ton of productionkg/ton0.
Fresh water usemillion m310.6910.099.619.629.27
per ton of productionm3/ton3.123.072.902.842.86
COD emissionskiloton0.
per ton of productionkg/ton0.
Raw material efficiency
Total wastekiloton8987857767
per ton of productionkg/ton25.8926.3825.6522.7720.9721.50
Total non-reusable wastekiloton3939434034 
per ton of productionkg/ton11.5211.8812.9211.9010.63 
Hazardous waste totalkiloton3735353330 
per ton of productionkg/ton10.7210.7410.729.769.13 
Hazardous waste non-reusablekiloton1112151615 
per ton of productionkg/ton3.293.684.624.644.59 
Hazardous waste to landfillkiloton1. 
per ton of productionkg/ton0.390.460.200.170.21 
Value chain       
Renewable raw materials% organic RM76655 
Total value chain emissions (cradle-to-grave; scope 1, 2, 3)million tons CO2(e) 17.515.915.316.315.5 
Scope 3, category 1. Purchased goods and servicesmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)76666 
Scope 3, category 2. Capital goodsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated) 
Scope 3, category 3. Fuel- and energyrelated activitiesmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 4. Upstream transportation and distributionmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated) 
Scope 3, category 5. Waste generated in operationsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 6. Business travel million tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 7. Employee commutingmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 8. Upstream leased assetsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 9. Downstream transportation and distributionmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated) 
Scope 3, category 10. Processing of sold productsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)(included in use)(included in use)(included in use)(included in use)(included in use) 
Scope 3, category 11. Use of sold products million tons CO2(e) (estimated)87787 
Scope 3, category 12. End-of-life treatment of sold productsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)21111 
Scope 3, category 13. Downstream leased assetsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 14. Franchisesmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, category 15. Investmentsmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1<0.1 
Scope 3, totalmillion tons CO2(e) (estimated)17.015.514.915.915.1 
Organizational health scorescore    58Top quartile (77)
Female executives1%171919192025
Female executive potential pool1%242530283130
Executive vacancies filled internally1%6858617454602
High potential turnover1%6458<5
Total CEO compensation vs median employee
Ratio 69.571.470.371.3 
Total CEO compensation vs mean employee
Total employee turnover rate1%1516121356.4 
Voluntary employee turnover rate1 %88.07.06  
Employees covered by an independent trade union or collective bargaining agreements1, 8%  70.06556 
People, process and product safety
Fatalities employeesnumber000000
Total reportable injury rate employees/temporary workers/200,000 hours0.340.300.260.200.20≤0.20
Lost time injury rate employees/temporary workers/200,000 hours0.≤0.04
Occupational illness rate employees/1,000,000 hours0. 
Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR) /1,000,000 hours0. 
New Wellness Checkpoint participantsnumber                  800                 795                 465                 446 
Total illness absence rate employees%1.071.901.841.921.98 
Fatalities contractors (temporary workers plus independent)number000100
Total reportable injury rate contractors/200,000 hours0.470.500.290.120.18 
Lost time injury rate contractors/200,000 hours0.≤0.05
Distribution incidentsnumber3325231621 
Loss of primary containment (Level 1)7number21556 
Loss of primary containment (Level 2)number9720454363 
Process safety event Level 3number47956866612001583 
Regulatory actions (Level 4)number000010
Regulatory actions (Level 3) 10002 
Priority substances with management plan%821003367100100
HSE management
Safety incidents (Level 3)number00010 
Safety incidents (Level 1, 2, 3)number118023 
Management audits plus reassurance auditsnumber4127343225 
ISO-14001/RC-14001 certification% of manufacturing sites7277787677 
OHSAS-18001/RC-18001 certification% of manufacturing sites5052535355 
Social progams
Community Program, employeesnumber1,5771,4491,1391,537 
Community Program, beneficiariesnumber (estimated)>17,000>15,000>20,000>97,000 


Diversity metrics
Age by gender 
Age groupsFemaleMaleTotal
≤ 200%0%0%
21 - 305%11%16%
31 - 409%26%35%
41 - 506%21%27%
51 - 604%14%18%
61 - 701%3%4%
≥ 710%0%0%
General Management0%0%0%
Integrated Supply Chain5%35%40%
Research  Development & Innovation3%6%9%
Sales & Marketing10%29%39%
Management level by gender
Management levelFemaleMale
Senior MM level26%74%
Junior MM level28%72%
G level23%77%
Management level by region
Job levelHigh growth marketMature market
Senior MM level33%67%
Junior MM level40%60%
G level63%37%



1 2014-2017 data includes discontinued operations.
2 CoC = Code of Conduct.
3 SSBS = Supplier Sustainability Balanced Scorecard.
 Baseline is 2018 (new KPI).
4 Includes TfS shared assessments, cumulative.
5 Includes TfS shared audits, cumulative.
6 NPR = Non-product related.
7 Definition change 2016.
8 We operate in some countries where the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk. We ensure that systems are in place for employee involvement/ engagement in line with company values and HR policies, for example by inclusion in the Code of Conduct.