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Sustainability

2008 highlights

  • Sustainability integrated into company strategy, business and reporting
  • AkzoNobel and ICI good practices integrated
  • New Key Performance Indicators and ambitions for 2015
  • Eco-premium products 18 percent of revenue (2007:18 percent)
  • Employee injuries down 12 percent
  • CO 2 emissions down 1 percent per ton of production
  • Non-reusable waste up 3 percent per ton of production
  • Water use down 1 percent per ton of production
  • Code of Conduct training completed by 18,500 employees
    (31 percent of workforce)
  • Management training of 524 employees in 11 countries completed
  • Community involvement: more than 800 projects initiated since 2005

All comparisons are with 2007 pro forma data, including former ICI businesses.


Introduction

Sustainability has been mentioned in many sections of this 2008 Report. This short summary focuses on sustainability processes and activities which span the business units. A complete overview of AkzoNobel’s sustainability policy and results can be found in the sustainability section of www.akzonobel.com.

The sustainability sections of the 2008 Report are separate from and do not in any way form part of the company’s annual financial report (“jaarlijkse financiële verslaggeving”), as defined in article 5:25c of the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act for 2008. These sustainability sections contain summarized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) about sustainability performance. The full version of the KPIs can be viewed and downloaded from our corporate website www.akzonobel.com.

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