Keyword: AkzoNobel (16)

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International Paint and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we […]

AkzoNobel: Eco-effciency assessments in investment decisions

In AkzoNobel all new investments require a preceding appropriation request (AR). The responsibility for approving the AR depends on the scope and size. Smaller investments are decided upon within the departments.  The ARs for all investments exceeding 5 million Euro go to the Board of Management and require an Eco-efficiency assessment to be made according to the general […]

AkzoNobel: Actors in the sustainability work

By The AkzoNobels organization for sustainable development is constituted of: a Sustainability council Business Unit Managers and Sustainability focal points a Sustainability sourcing team a Sustainable Development group The purpose of the Sustainability council is to monitor the sustainability integration process,  to embed sustainability in the regular management cycle, to measure progress and to advise the […]

AkzoNobel: Eco-efficiency

In this article the authors present how Eco-Efficiency Assessment (EEA) is used within AkzoNobel and applies that on chelating agents. The article was published in International journal of applied science, Personal care, detergents, and specialties. Issue number 10, 2009. Verlag für chemische Industrie Augsburg, Germany Eco-Efficiency Assessment in AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel: Eco-premium solutions

By Eco-premium solutions (EPS) is a quick scan method to qualitatively assess the performance of an AkzoNobel product  compared to the performance of the competing mainstream products in a life cycle perspective, in terms of six HSE aspects (Health, Safety and Environment). The objective is to develop more sustainable products and to be able to […]

AkzoNobel: Haulier evaluation

Procurement of transport has traditionally been decentralized, but centralization is on-going. AkzoNobel logistic which operates at a corporate level coordinate the procurement. Demands on environmental reporting are included in the contract for bulk and packaged transport on road in Europe. The objective is to gain knowledge about the environmental performance of the hauliers and to […]

AkzoNobel HSE-network in Sweden

AkzoNobel has a national network in Sweden for Health, Safety and Environment. The network meets twice a year to share experiences within the HSE area, but also to create contacts across business units. All members of the network has access to an intranet site where they can share information, publish news and discuss different topics. The […]

AkzoNobel: Implementation

‘Implementing sustainability is not so much a technical process’, says the Director of Sustainability, ‘but more of a change process. It is also a matter of weighting how fast the changes can be made. In 5 years time AkzoNobel has embedded sustainability in the management cycle and make big steps forward in its supply chain […]

AkzoNobel: LOTE – leadership on the edge

In 2008, AkzoNobel launched a program for putting focus on sustainability issues within the company and outside. By sending young potential leaders to Antartica within the leadership program AkzoNobel brings a lot of attention to the sustainability work.  In the leadership program,  12 young employees participate at the time. The unique part of the leadership program is […]

AkzoNobel: Policies

By Defining the company in one or a few statements can give the employees a clearer picture of their company, a stronger identity and a clearer focus on how they should act. In AkzoNobel these statements are the company values. The company values define what AkzoNobel and its employees are and what they aim to be. They reflect the way […]