The social impact of our sustainability agenda goes beyond our own employees. It also aims to improve the well-being of those in our value chain, the communities in which we operate and of wider society. We are not only committed to respecting human rights throughout our value chain, but we also use our skills and products for sustainable projects that benefit local communities as part of our Human Cities initiative. In addition, we recently founded the Human Cities Coalition, bringing together a unique coalition of partners from different sectors with a focus on realizing Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Everything we do for and with society is channeled through our Human Cities initiative. This incorporates AkzoNobel’s Community Program, which encourages and gives financial support for employees to get involved, hands-on, in their local communities; and our “Let’s Colour” program, which uses the power of color to improve people’s lives.