In November 2010, 22 of AkzoNobel’s future leaders traveled to India to take part in a week-long development program. Known as Sustainability Leadership, the new initiative is designed to help nurture the talent and skill set of the participants and expose them to both the social and environmental aspects of sustainability.
Traveling to India – one of AkzoNobel’s strategic high growth regions – enabled the team of executive potentials to draw on a rich and diverse set of experiences and gain insight into different cultures. They were able to achieve better understanding of their motivation and skills and this will help improve their ability to contribute simultaneously to a more successful business and a more sustainable world.
Having taken part in the expedition element, each member of the team now has clear objectives and tangible projects to ensure that their businesses, and ultimately the whole of AkzoNobel, benefit from their personal development.