People

Area

Unit

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Ambition 2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Organizational health score

score

58

61

69

72

Top quartile 75

 Female executives1

%

19

20

18

21

22

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People, process and product safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fatalities employees

number

0

0

2

0

1

 

 Total reportable injury rate employees/temporary workers

/200,000 hours

0.20

0.20

0.24

0.23

0.21

 

 Lost time injury rate employees/temporary workers

/200,000 hours

0.06

0.09

0.08

0.09

0.11

 Occupational illness rate employees

/200,000 hours

0.011

0.012

0.003

0.010

0.003

 Fatalities contractors (temporary workers plus independent)

number

1

0

0

0

0

 

 Total reportable injury rate contractors

/200,000 hours

0.12

0.18

0.19

0.17

0.12

 Lost time injury rate contractors

/200,000 hours

0.06

0.07

0.09

0.11

0.08

 

 Life-changing injuries

number

2

3

3

2

2

 

 Loss of primary containment – Level 1

number

5

6

3

6

5

 Loss of primary containment – Level 2

number

43

63

64

52

67

 Regulatory actions – Level 4

number

0

1

0

0

0

 

 Security incidents Level 3

number

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HSE management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management audits plus reassurance audits

number

32

25

32

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AkzoNobel Cares

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2025

Community people trained

number

2,863

4,276

4,078

2,669

11,193

35,000

Projects

number

224

126

225

170

182

1,000

1

2017 data includes discontinued operations.

The indicators that fall within the scope of limited assurance of the external auditor are marked with the following symbol:

Reporting principles

People

Organizational health score

The overall percentile score is used in the Report 2021. In 2019, four quarterly surveys were held with results per quarter. For the 2019 annual report, the Q4 score was reported. Since 2020, we’ve been conducting two quarterly surveys, with results in Q1 and Q3. For the annual report, the Q3 scores are now reported.

Female executives

Percentage of women at executive level, a pay grade level at AkzoNobel, which excludes the Executive Committee.

Total reportable injury rate

The total reportable injury rate (TRR) is the number of injuries resulting in a medical treatment case, restricted work case, lost time case or fatality, per 200,000 hours worked. Temporary workers are reported with employees since day-to-day management is by AkzoNobel. In line with OSHA guidelines.

Lost time injury rate employees/temporary workers

The lost time injury rate (LTIR) is the number of injuries resulting in a lost time case per 200,000 hours worked. Temporary workers are reported together with employees since day-to-day management is by AkzoNobel.

Life-changing injuries

Life-changing injuries are injuries to employees, contractors and members of the public that are considered life-changing. This includes (but is not limited to): coma, some level of permanent disability (including loss of sight or hearing), organ removal, the requirement for ongoing multiple surgeries, lingering trauma, any amputation of digits or limbs, skin grafts, the insertion of plates, pins or screws.

Occupational illness rate employees

The total number of reportable occupational illness cases for the reporting period per 200,000 hours worked. This parameter is reportable for employees.
Occupational illness is defined as any abnormal condition or disorder other than one resulting directly from an accident caused by, or mainly caused by, work-related factors over a period of time rather than an instantaneous event and recognized during the reporting year, as part of national schemes or regulations.

Loss of primary containment Level 1 and 2

A loss of primary containment (LOPC) from a process or uncontrolled or unsafe release from a pressure relief device (PRD) that exceeds the Level 1 chemical release threshold.
Level 1 includes on-site injury to employees, contractors or members of the general public which leads to severe injury; release that is observable or has impact off-site and can give rise to public concern and local media attention; permit violation (significant regulatory action as a result of LOPC Level 1 release); damage (including financial and quality of life) to local stakeholders (such as local suppliers or neighbors), or exceeding €25,000 asset damage.
Level 2 includes reportable injury, medical treatment injury, restricted work injury, or lost time injury not resulting in severe injury; release almost certainly contained on site, not readily controlled, with no observable impact off-site; external complaint which affects company reputation for some employees, or exceeding €2,500 asset damage.

Process safety event – Level 3

Covers all losses of primary containment and near misses which are not Level 1 or 2. A Level 3 PSE is triggered by the following types of events:

  • LOPC below threshold conditions of PSE Level 1 or 2 according to the categorization flowchart
  • Safe operating limit excursions: process parameter deviation that exceeds the safe operating limit applicable to the phase operation
  • Primary containment inspection or testing results outside documented acceptable limits
  • Trip or safety instrumented system (SIS) activation
  • Other process safety near misses

Regulatory actions Level 4

Formal legal notification with fines above €100,000 (Level 4).

Security incident Level 3

Security incidents are divided into three categories, dependent on severity, from small up to Level 3 – a significant security incident. They are also separated into three incident category types (crime against a person, property crime and financial crime). This is the number of security incidents Level 3 in a reporting entity during the reporting period resulting from:
1. Crime against person/organization (CAPO): Kidnapping, robbery, malicious wounding, murder, other fatality resulting from criminal activity, multiple victims >5
2. Property crime (PC): Hijacking, sabotage, terrorism or any of the above, with loss or damage to property >€10,000
3. Financial crime (FC): >€10,000

AkzoNobel Cares (number of projects and number of community people trained)

Social impact programs, consisting of four initiatives: “Let’s Colour”, SOS Children’s Villages, Education Fund, and local AkzoNobel CSR projects (e.g. CSR in India).
AkzoNobel Cares projects are defined as a separate activity benefiting people in communities, involving AkzoNobel employees or funding, reported to the central AkzoNobel Cares team quarterly.
Community people trained are people with vulnerable backgrounds, including young people at risk, who are trained in painting, professional and life/soft skills as a result of project/activity/participation delivered by AkzoNobel employees or through financial donations.