Adjusted operating income
Target: €2 billion in 2023
Return on sales (ROS)
Target: Deliver an average annual 50 basis points increase over the period 2021-2023
Return on investment (ROI)
Thierry Vanlancker reviews a year which highlighted the company's resilience and can-do attitude
“The reinvention of AkzoNobel as a focused paints and coatings company is clearly on track to make us the reference in our industry.”Thierry VanlanckerCEO
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Overview of businesses
A closer look at how we continued to deliver for our customers in 2021
Detailed overviews offering a closer look at how our Deco business performed in Asia, EMEA and South America.
Automotive and Specialty Coatings
Despite the extreme external environment, we delivered a solid performance, thanks to the agility and hard work of our teams.
Product, service and technology breakthroughs continued at pace, as did our investment in supply and manufacturing infrastructure.
Marine and Protective Coatings
Our teams excelled in supporting customers and navigating global supply chain disruptions, while continuing to develop sustainable innovations.
We responded and adapted to the external challenges, once again demonstrating our ability to significantly outgrow our markets.