2021 Sustainability highlights

SBTi approval for carbon reduction target

In September, our commitment to setting science-based sustainability targets was officially validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We’re the first paints and coatings company to have targets approved.

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Membership of Responsible Mica Initiative formalized

Towards the end of the year, we formalized our partnership with the Responsible Mica Initiative, having been one of the founders when it was launched in 2017. 

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Dawn of a new generation

We launched an exciting new initiative in 2021 with the introduction of our NextGen Sustainability Council.

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Royal recognition for our sustainability leadership

A major new sustainability award was presented to AkzoNobel by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at the COP26 summit held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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100% renewable electricity in Europe in 2022

Our ambition to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 is progressing well, with our operations in Europe having fully switched over by January 2022.

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