Consolidated Sustainability statements

Sustainability topics have been integrated into all sections of the AkzoNobel Report 2015.This summary focuses on sustainability processesand 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

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

Ambition 2015

 

Ambition 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Phase 2 starting in 2016.

Resource Efficiency Index ()

 

4

 

100

 

98

 

96

 

113

 

 

(% of revenue)

 

4

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

19

 

 

20

(% of revenue)

 

4

 

22

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

5

 

0

 

2

 

-4

 

3

 

 

25–30

Renewable energy own operations (%)

 

5

 

33

 

31

 

34

 

38

 

 

45

Renewable raw materials (% of organic)

 

5

 

13

 

13

 

13

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capable, engaged people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee engagement (ViewPoint score 1–5 scale)

 

12

 

3,80

 

3,88

 

3,97

 

4,03

 

>4.00

 

>4.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability foundations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

8

 

2,4

 

2,3

 

1,8

 

1,6

 

<2.0

 

<1.0

Significant (Level D)

 

9

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Priority substances with management plan (%)

 

10

 

42

 

62

 

82

 

100

 

100

 

1001

REACH compliance third phase (%)

 

10

 

 

 

15

 

23

 

25

 

100

% of female executives

 

12

 

15

 

16

 

17

 

19

 

20

 

25

% of executives from high growth markets

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

16

 

16

 

20

 

22

Operational footprint measure (% reduction from 2009)

 

15-20

 

13

 

24

 

24

 

23

 

30

 

40 (2017)

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 across the entire value chain as well as specialist 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 2015.

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 and 7.

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

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).

REI

Resource Efficiency Index is gross margin divided by cradle-to-grave carbon footprint. The index measures value created from use of raw materials and energy.

Eco-premium solutions with downstream benefits

Provide tangible material or energy efficiency benefits for our customers, compared with competitive products.

Eco-premium solutions (EPS)

A measure of the eco-efficiency of our products. An eco-premium solution is significantly better than competing offers in the market in at least one eco-efficiency criterion (toxicity, energy use, use of natural resources/raw materials, emissions and waste, land use, risks, health and well-being), and not significantly worse in any other criteria.

Carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of a product or organization is the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused during a defined period, or across the total or part of a product lifecycle. It is expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents CO2(e) emitted.

Loss of containment

A loss of containment is an unplanned release of material, product, raw material or energy to the environment (including those resulting from human error). Loss of containment incidents are divided into four categories, dependent on severity, from small, on-site spill up to Level D – a significant escape.

Eco-efficiency

Eco-efficiency means doing more with less; creating goods and services while using fewer resources and creating less waste and pollution.