Stakeholder engagement

We engage proactively with our stakeholders in order to learn from them and to collaborate. Our key stakeholders are employees (Note 8), suppliers (Note 5), customers (Note 3), communities (Note 11), governments and NGOs, industry associations and investors.

Governments and NGOs

We have been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2004 and a partner of the Caring for Climate platform. We subscribe to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the key conventions of the International Labor Organization and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and we are a signatory to the Responsible Care® Global Charter and the CEO Water Mandate. We are a member of organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Forum for the Future and the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We contribute to the global development agenda by focusing on those SDGs where we can have the biggest impact, in line with the SDG Compass guide for business. Our main focus is on SDGs 11 and 17, as well as SDGs 3, 7, 9, 12 and 13.

Within the WBCSD, we are co-leading the development of a road map for the chemicals sector to contribute to the realization of the SDGs.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Assessment of AkzoNobel contribution

Main Intermediate Minor

Supply chain and Operations

Products

Programs

1

No poverty

 

 

2

Zero hunger

 

 

3

Good health and well-being

 

4

Quality education

 

5

Gender equality

 

 

6

Clean water and sanitation

 

7

Affordable and clean energy

 

8

Decent work and economic growth

 

9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

 

10

Reduced inequalities

 

 

11

Sustainable cities and communities

 

12

Responsible consumption and production

 

13

Climate action

 

14

Life below water

 

15

Life on land

 

16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

 

 

17

Partnerships for the goals

 

Investors

Following 2017 reviews, AkzoNobel is included in a number of leading sustainability indices: DJSI World, FTSE4Good, MSCI, ACWI ESG Leaders Index and Global Sustainability and SRI Index, Vigeo ESG indices and the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global. We were awarded CDP Climate A- and recognized as a clear leader in the Chemical sector in CDP investor report. We retained our Gold rating at EcoVadis, our OEKOM prime status and we remain an industry leader according to Sustainalytics.