Environment

Key performance indicators – environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

Ambition 2014

 

Ambition 2015

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

 

11

 

13

 

24

 

24

 

25

 

30

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

 

256

 

257

 

222

 

224

 

 

245

Sustainable fresh water management (% of manufacturing sites)

 

74

 

83

 

85

 

89

 

90

 

100

This section outlines environmental impacts in our own operations and related improvements. The key performance indicators are mentioned in the table above. Many of these improvements are driven through our operational eco-efficiency (OEE) program.

Operational eco-efficiency program

The focus of the OEE agenda is to increase raw material efficiency, reduce consumption of energy, decrease emissions and production of waste. Improvements include many small site contributions, upgrading existing processes, rationalization of the manufacturing footprint and application of best available technology for new investments.

OEE footprint improvement
(% reduction from 2009)

OEE footprint improvement, % reduction from 2009 (bar chart)OEE footprint improvement, % reduction from 2009 (bar chart)

The OEE footprint is calculated from the weighted average of nine footprint parameters and production volume.

We measure progress on a quarterly basis using the eco-efficiency footprint measure, a company indicator which combines energy, water, waste and air emissions, as well as cost elements. Weighting factors for each parameter are used to calculate the overall footprint. This number is used in combination with production volume to calculate the relative footprint improvement. Between 2009 and 2014, we achieved a relative footprint improvement of 24 percent. The majority of the business units showed a eco-efficiency footprint improvement, but due to product mix changes the final result is equal to last year. We are on track to achieve our target of a relative footprint improvement of 30 percent by 2015, and 40 percent by 2017, with 2009 as the baseline.

Our OEE performance and trends (the footprint and its related parameters) are transparent for the whole of AkzoNobel via the EcoXchange platform. This platform also provides access to know-how, best practices and showcases on eco-efficiency related topics relevant for all locations.