Directives and rules

Code of Conduct

In 2015, we renewed our in line with our three Core Principles of Safety, Integrity and Sustainability. The Code of Conduct informs employees and external stakeholders about what we stand for. It explains our three Core Principles and what they mean in practice. The was made available to employees in 32 languages. Our employees were invited to attend online training and workshop sessions to familiarize themselves with the principles and learn how to deal with practical dilemmas. The extensive launch program was supported by a company-wide awareness campaign. The Code of Conduct serves as a common reference document on which we build a leading performance culture in safety, integrity and sustainability.

Directives portal

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Directives Framework

The Code of Conduct is incorporated in the Directives portal, a one-stop website for all of the directives, rules, manuals, guidelines and procedures that make up AkzoNobel’s Directives Framework. These documents, most of which are mandatory, drive governance, compliance and functional excellence throughout the company, including controlled joint ventures. To provide more guidance and ensure stricter compliance, new directives, rules and guidelines were introduced on topics such as preventing fraud, record keeping, avoiding conflicts of interest, our Life-Saving Rules, use of company resources and business communication.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct defines our core principles and how we work. It incorporates fundamental principles on issues such as business integrity, labor relations, health, safety, environment and security and community involvement.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct defines our core principles and how we work. It incorporates fundamental principles on issues such as business integrity, labor relations, health, safety, environment and security and community involvement.