Consolidated Sustainability statements

Sustainability topics have been integrated into all sections of the AkzoNobel Report 2013. 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

 

Target

 

Target

 

 

Note

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2013

 

2015

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eco-premium solutions with downstream benefits (% of revenue)

 

4

 

 

 

17

 

18

 

 

 

20

Eco-premium solutions (% of revenue)

 

4

 

21

 

22

 

22

 

24

 

 

30

 

Carbon footprint cradle-to-grave per ton of product (% reduction from 2012)

 

5

 

 

 

0

 

2

 

 

 

25–30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

7

 

3.6

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

2.3

 

2.2

 

<2.0

 

<1.0

Significant loss of containment (Level D)

 

8

 

0

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

REACH compliance second phase (%)

 

9

 

8

 

44

 

83

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee engagement (ViewPoint score 1–5 scale)

 

11

 

3.56

 

3.74

 

3.80

 

3.88

 

 

>4

 

% of internal promotion into executive level

 

11

 

74

 

80

 

70

 

75

 

 

80

 

% of female executives

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

15

 

16

 

 

20

 

>20

% of executives from high growth markets

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

13

 

14

 

 

20

 

>20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

14–18

 

7

 

11

 

13

 

24

 

20

 

30

 

Sustainable fresh water management (% of manufacturing sites)

 

18

 

48

 

74

 

83

 

85

 

80

 

100

 

100

Greenhouse gas emissions per ton of production (own operations, in kg)

 

15

 

267

 

256

 

257

 

222

 

 

245

 

<245

Planet Possible

In order to secure our own business success – and that of our customers – we have to create more value from fewer resources. To help us achieve this, we have adopted a strategy called Planet Possible, which is our commitment to doing more with less.

We believe the planet can support nine billion people by 2050, but only if we take the right approach and understand the changes that will be needed. So we’re looking to engage with partners who believe in our strategy and have the same commitment to finding opportunities where there don’t appear to be any. Welcome to Planet Possible.

Our strategic sustainability objectives are shown in the table opposite and are explained in detail throughout this section.

Value chain

Details of our focus areas across the value chain can be found in Notes 4–6 of this section. These cover aspects of Sustainable business, Resource efficiency and Capable engaged people.

These focus areas are underpinned by strong existing foundations, which have been built up over many years:

Safety: Details of our objectives and performance for people, process and product safety can be found in Notes 7–10.

Employees: Our objectives and performance in talent management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion and community involvement are in Notes 11–13.

Environmental: Information regarding our environmental objectives and performance for our own operations can be found in Notes 14–19.

Integrity: Our sustainability activities are underpinned by integrity management. For details of our compliance objectives and performance, please refer to the Governance and compliance section.

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