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AkzoNobel ranked among leaders in latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index

AkzoNobel has again been ranked as one of the leaders in the Materials industry sector of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

The latest listing, announced today, places AkzoNobel in second/third position. The company has now been placed in the top three for 11 years in a row.

“Once again this result reinforces the fact that sustainability sits at the heart of our business strategy,” said CEO Ton Büchner. “We will continue to focus on working closely with customers to develop sustainable solutions and create a more liveable and inspiring world. We also congratulate xxx on being ranked number one this year.”

AkzoNobel aims to generate 20 percent of its revenue from advanced sustainable solutions by 2020. The DJSI therefore stimulates AkzoNobel to further drive continuous improvement, as it gives added momentum to the company’s Planet Possible sustainability strategy.

“We have a strong history of developing great products, such as Intersleek foul release marine coatings that can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by an average of 9 percent,” added Büchner. “But innovation is only part of the story. The DJSI also helps us to advance our eco-efficiency, attract and retain talent and develop sustainable solutions by enhancing our cooperation with customers.”

The DJSI ranking system assesses various criteria, including supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development and occupational health and safety. AkzoNobel was ranked in first place in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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