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Automotive and Aerospace Coatings

[...] customer demand was experienced in aerospace markets, driven by continued innovation and technology leadership Our Aerospace coatings business received Boeing qualification for its Aerodur 3001/3002 Base Coat/Clear Coat system. We also received AMS 3095A qualification for 100 percent chrome-free paint systems for commercial fleet maintenance Some of our customers Airbus Amazon Boeing Dell Etihad Airways Geely General Motors HP Hyundai Samsung Toyota Volkswagen Top raw materials Pigments Acrylic resins Acrylic dispersions Key cost drivers Metals, base chemicals prices Oil, energy prices Revenue in € millions Geo-mix revenue by destination in % Key brands

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Note 11: HSE management processes

[...] towards the impact of change in behavior and learning on-the-job. We will provide advanced safety leadership training for manufacturing site management, including direct dialog with our most senior leaders on safety performance and improvement plans. The program will provide site managers with the opportunity to benchmark internally, receive coaching from experienced peers and share best practices worldwide. Awareness of product stewardship among our business management teams has been raised. In 2014, we piloted awareness training with two of our business teams, which focused on identifying product stewardship opportunities that add value to AkzoNobel. We will [...]

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Industrial Chemicals

Revenue was 5 percent below 2013 due to lower prices and volumes, reflecting the tough economic conditions in our main markets in Europe Chlor-alkali was heavily impacted by a drop in caustic lye prices We started a joint investigation with Evonik into converting our Ibbenbüren site in Germany to membrane technology Salt continued its solid performance, benefiting from clear technology and market leadership positions MCA delivered to expectations, making use of the expanded Taixing plant in China. To further strengthen our leading position globally and in China, a pre-project was launched to establish a second MCA plant in north east China, with a capacity of 50 [...]

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Note 3: Stakeholder engagement

[...] have participated in the CDP assessments since 2007 and qualified for the Benelux Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDL) 2014. Sustainalytics Sustainalytics has covered us in their rating since 2004. For the second year in a row, we rank first in the Chemicals Industry ranking. Oekom Oekom research has analyzed us since 2001. We have been awarded Oekom Prime status since 2012. We currently rank in the top five chemical companies. Vigeo Vigeo has rated us since 1999. In 2014, we were among their leader group in ESG performance, resulting in inclusion in all their ethical indices. For an overview of our listing on sustainable stock indices, turn to AkzoNobel on [...]

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Overview of risks

[...] and adopt major transforming technologies in a timely manner, this may lead to the loss of our leadership positions and adversely affect our business. Mitigating actions Support continuous research and development through a spend of 2.5 percent (€363 million) of total revenue Maintain the use of our detailed technology roadmaps, which assess relevant technological horizons and pathways to acquire and detail new technologies Promote our global open innovation capability to identify, assess and acquire the most recent promising technologies Internal - Operational Attraction and retention of talent Having the right people, with the right capabilities, experience and [...]

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Supervisory Board

[...] A list of current Supervisory Board members, including their biographies, can be found in the Leadership section. The Supervisory Board is constituted in a balanced manner to reflect the nature and variety of the company’s businesses, their international spread and expertise in fields such as finance, economic, societal, environmental and legal aspects of business, government and public administration. Consequently, the current members have a diverse and appropriate mix of knowledge and experience of the markets in which AkzoNobel operates, as well as insights from different markets and non-operational areas. According to the Act on Management and Supervision, a [...]

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Risk management

[...] integrity management chapter. Reference is made to the Statement of the Board of Management in the Leadership section for the statements relating to internal risk management and control systems. The AkzoNobel internal control framework The AkzoNobel internal control framework provides reasonable assurance in achieving business goals, including strategic, operational and reporting goals, as well as those covering compliance. Internal control is not only about policies and procedures, but also relates strongly to people, culture and behaviors.

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Processes and capabilities

[...] process, which depend on the daily commitment of each and every employee, as well as line management leadership: People safety is focused on increasing awareness of behaviors that put us at risk, by establishing a culture of taking care and involving all employees in safety improvement Process safety is focused on identifying and controlling hazards in our operations by avoiding unwanted events resulting in injuries, waste or harm at manufacturing sites. Process safety is also fundamental to ensuring consistent reliability and productivity of assets at optimal cost and maintaining our license to operate Product safety incorporates the traditional approach of [...]

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Risk management

[...] of appropriate risk management and control systems (see Statement of the Board of Management in the Leadership section). Our risk management framework Through our risk management framework, we seek to provide reasonable assurance that our business objectives can be achieved and our obligations to customers, shareholders, employees and society can be met. Our risk management framework is in line with the Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework of COSO and the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. The Executive Committee reviews our risk management process, control systems and our major business risks, which are subsequently reviewed by the Supervisory Board. [...]

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Board of Management and Executive Committee

[...] Meetings comprising of the CEO, the CFO, the General Counsel and the relevant Business Area’s leadership. These provide a forum for a more in-depth operational discussion on subjects relevant to the Business Area. In addition, Functional and Country Review Meetings are held to review upcoming proposals and progress on the respective functional and country agendas. Twice per year in each Business Area’s Operational Review Meeting, the functional agendas of Sustainability and HSE, Human Resources, Commercial Excellence, Integrated Supply Chain and Research, Development and Innovation are discussed. The Managing Directors of our businesses, the Country Directors [...]

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