Return on sales (ROS)1
Achieve return on sales (adjusted operating income/ revenue) of 15% by 2020
Return on investment (ROI)2
Achieve return on investment (adjusted operating income/ average invested capital) of more than 25% by 2020
Maintain 20% of revenue from eco-premium solutions with customer benefits by 2020
1 Excluding unallocated corporate center costs; assumes no significant market disruption.
2 Excluding unallocated corporate center costs and invested capital; assumes no significant market disruption.
Thierry Vanlancker reflects on a landmark year for the company
Our goal is clear – to be recognized as the reference in our industry
A closer look at how we continued to deliver for our customers in 2018
Automotive and Specialty Coatings
Success requires flexibility. Our aerospace coatings for wings are flexible because aircraft wings are built to flex while flying – anywhere from a few inches to a couple of meters.Achievements in 2018
Providing color inspiration is part of our DNA. We’ve donated over 1.3 million liters of paint through our “Let’s Colour” program to help transform and energize communities around the world.Achievements in 2018
Our innovation is gathering pace. For example, in our wood coatings labs, the tests we carry out are more rigorously climate controlled than the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.Achievements in 2018
Marine and Protective Coatings
A resilient business is built on resilient products. Our pipe coatings provide corrosion protection in temperatures ranging from that of liquid nitrogen to molten lava.Achievements in 2018