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Consolidated Sustainability statements


Sustainability topics have been integrated into all sections of the AkzoNobel Report 2012. This summary focuses on sustainability processes and activities that span our businesses.

A fuller overview of our sustainability strategy, activities and results can be found in the Sustainability section of our corporate website: www.akzonobel.com/sustainability

Consolidated Sustainability statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambition

 

Ambition

 

Ambition

 

 

Note

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2012

 

2013

 

2015

1

From 2010, employee survey changed from % favorable to Gallup GrandMean: average of mean scores for each question (out of five).

2

2010 and 2011 data restated, see Note 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top quartile safety performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total reportable injury rate employee/supervised contractors (per million hours)

 

4

 

3.7

 

3.6

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

2.5

 

2.0

 

<2.0

Manufacturing sites with BBS program (% sites)

 

4

 

 

72

 

76

 

76

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top three in sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position in SAM sustainability assessment

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

1

 

Top 3

 

Top 3

 

Top 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top quartile employee engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee engagement (mean score out of five)1

 

8

 

80

 

3.56

 

3.74

 

3.80

 

 

 

4.33

% internal promotion into executive level

 

8

 

80

 

74

 

80

 

70

 

 

 

80

% cross BU moves of leadership talents

 

8

 

 5

 

 5

 

6

 

5

 

 

 

% executives women

 

8

 

10

 

12

 

13

 

15

 

14

 

 

20

% executives high growth markets

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

13

 

14

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top quartile eco-efficiency improvement rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eco-premium solutions (% total revenue)

 

12

 

18

 

21

 

22

 

22

 

23

 

25

 

30

Carbon value chain assessments

 

11

 

158

 

286

 

330

 

366

 

 

 

Greenhouse gas emissions per unit product (cradle-to-gate) (% reduction from 2009)

 

11

 

 

22

 

32

 

3

 

5

 

5

 

10

Sustainable fresh water management (% manufacturing sites)

 

18

 

38

 

48

 

74

 

83

 

70

 

80

 

100

Operational eco-efficiency footprint measure (% reduction from 2009)

 

14-18

 

 

7

 

11

 

13

 

15

 

 

30

The blue pages in the AkzoNobel Report 2012 describe the sustainability processes and activities that span our businesses. The strategic ambitions in place in 2012 are listed in the table on this page and in detail throughout this section.

Safety

Expressed by the strategic objective Top quartile safety performance. Details of our people, process and product safety performance can be found in Notes 4–7 of this section.

Employees

Expressed by the strategic objective Top quartile performance in employee engagement, diversity and talent development. Details of our people performance can be found in Notes 8–10 of this section.

Value chain

Expressed by the strategic objective Top quartile eco-efficiency improvement rate. Details of our environmental and social performance and improvement activities across the value chain can be found in Notes 11–13 of this section.

Environment

Expressed by the strategic objective Top quartile eco-efficiency improvement rate. Details of our environmental performance and improvement activities for our own operations can be found in Notes 14–19 of this section.

Integrity

All our sustainability activities are underpinned by integrity management. Details of our compliance performance and improvement activities can be found in the Governance and compliance section of this report, in the Compliance and integrity management chapter.

We define top quartile at the start of each sentence and in the glossary.

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