Consolidated Sustainability statements

Sustainability topics have been integrated into all sections of the AkzoNobel Report 2014. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

Ambition 2014

 

Target 2015

 

Target 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource efficiency index (REI)

 

4

 

94

 

100

 

98

 

96

 

 

 

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

 

4

 

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

 

 

20

Eco-premium solutions (% of revenue)

 

4

 

22

 

22

 

24

 

24

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

5

 

 

0

 

2

 

-4

 

 

 

25–30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability foundations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

8

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

2.3

 

1.8

 

2.0

 

<2.0

 

<1.0

Significant loss of containment (Level D)

 

9

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Priority substances with management plan (%)

 

10

 

23

 

42

 

62

 

82

 

80

 

100

 

Employee engagement (ViewPoint score 1–5 scale)

 

12

 

3.74

 

3.80

 

3.88

 

3.97

 

 

>4.00

 

% of female executives

 

12

 

13

 

15

 

16

 

17

 

 

20

 

>20

% of executives from high growth markets

 

12

 

13

 

13

 

14

 

16

 

 

20

 

>20

Community Program (cumulative number of projects)

 

14

 

1,678

 

1,931

 

2,108

 

2,260

 

 

 

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

 

15–20

 

11

 

13

 

24

 

24

 

25

 

30

 

40 (2017)

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

 

16

 

256

 

257

 

222

 

224

 

 

245

 

<245

Sustainable fresh water management (% of manufacturing sites)

 

19

 

74

 

83

 

85

 

89

 

90

 

100

 

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 an agenda 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 agenda 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 explained in detail throughout the Sustainability statements section of this Report.

Sustainable business: Details of our focus areas across the value chain can be found in Note 4 of this section.

Resource efficiency: Details of our focus areas across the value chain can be found in Note 5 of this section.

Capable, engaged people: Details of our focus areas across the value chain can be found in Note 6 of this section.

Sustainability foundations: Our strong sustainability foundations have been built up over many years. They include people, process and product safety (Notes 8–11); employee engagement and talent management (Note 12); community involvement (Note 14); environmental management (Notes 15-20); and integrity management (Governance and compliance section).