- Successfully integrate ICI
- Deliver profitable growth by leveraging our strong emerging market and technology positions, augmenting growth by bolt-on acquisitions
- Improve gross profit margins through margin management
- Increase operational effectiveness, partly through restructuring, particularly in mature markets
- Embed the AkzoNobel values
- Create an industry-leading Talent Factory
- Strive for world class levels of sustainability and safety
In 2008, we devised a strategic agenda to map out the performance improvement plans which would enable us to achieve the “value” and “values” of our strategic ambitions (described on the previous two pages). During 2009, we stuck to this agenda (see above) and firmly believe it has helped to ensure that we are well positioned for the future. We measure the company’s progress against our strategic ambitions and agenda using a strategy dashboard which incorporates both leading and lagging indicators and a balance of financial and non-financial metrics.