Environment

Key performance indicators – environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

Ambition 2015

 

Ambition 2017

Operational footprint measure (% reduction from 2009)

 

13

 

24

 

24

 

23

 

30

 

40

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

 

257

 

222

 

224

 

221

 

245

 

Sustainable fresh water management (% of manufacturing sites)

 

83

 

85

 

89

 

93

 

100

 

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

Operational eco-efficiency program

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

We measure progress on a quarterly basis using the 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 absolute footprint. This number is used in combination with production volume to calculate the relative footprint improvement.

  • Between 2009 and 2015, we achieved a relative footprint improvement of 23 percent
  • Many of the businesses showed an eco-efficiency footprint improvement, but due to product mix changes and the consolidation of a joint venture, the final result is lower compared with last year for the first time since we started monitoring performance
  • Our target of a relative footprint improvement of 30 percent by 2015 (compared with 2009) was not met. Additional programs are being put in place to accelerate progress towards our 40 percent target

OEE footprint improvement
(% reduction from 2009)

Environment – OEE footprint improvement (bar chart)Environment – OEE footprint improvement (bar chart)

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

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.

In order to focus even more attention on this improvement program, OEE improvement projects are being integrated in the main supply chain improvement monitoring tool, the AkzoNobel tracker. This will now integrate/quantify all site improvement activities.

Eco-efficiency

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

Operational eco-efficiency

Refers to the eco-efficiency of our manufacturing operations. Our aim is to improve operational eco-efficiency by reducing the resources used and emissions/waste from our sites during the manufacture of our products.

Eco-efficiency

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