Planet

Area

Unit

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Ambition 2030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy use and emissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Energy use1

1000TJ

6.39

6.20

6.02

5.69

6.33

– per ton of production

GJ/ton

1.88

1.91

1.88

1.83

1.89

(30%)2

 Renewable energy (own operations)

%

30

31

31

33

37

 Renewable electricity (own operations)

%

37

38

37

40

45

100

 Greenhouse gas emissions – Direct CO2(e) emissions (Scope 1)

kiloton

69.66

62.90

58.29

57.16

64.51

– per ton of production

kg/ton

20.53

19.42

18.18

18.42

19.27

 Greenhouse gas emissions – Direct CO2(e) emissions (Scope 2)

kiloton

237.8

226.0

183.1

168.2

172.1

– per ton of production

kg/ton

70.11

69.77

57.13

54.21

51.40

 Greenhouse gas emissions – CO2(e)

kg/ton

91

89

75

73

71

 Volatile organic compounds

kiloton

1.71

1.57

1.19

0.95

0.96

– per ton of production

kg/ton

0.50

0.49

0.37

0.31

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total waste

kiloton

77

67

67

62

67

– per ton of production

kg/ton

22.77

20.97

21.00

19.96

19.87

 

 Total waste – circular

%

51

52

55

58

59

100

 Total reusable waste

kiloton

37

33

34

32

35

 Total non-reusable waste

kiloton

40

34

33

30

31

– per ton of production

kg/ton

11.90

10.63

10.28

9.57

9.39

 

Hazardous waste total

kiloton

33

30

29

28

31

– per ton of production

kg/ton

9.76

9.13

9.07

8.93

9.19

 

Hazardous waste non-reusable

kiloton

16

15

14

15

17

– per ton of production

kg/ton

4.64

4.59

4.46

4.70

4.95

 

 Hazardous waste to landfill

kiloton

0.60

0.69

0.45

0.23

0.11

– per ton of production

kg/ton

0.17

0.21

0.14

0.07

0.03

 

 Fresh water use

million m3

9.62

9.27

8.05

9.12

9.56

– per ton of production

m3/ton

2.84

2.86

2.51

2.94

2.86

 

 Fresh water consumption

million m3

1.27

– per ton of production

m3/ton

0.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplier management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Suppliers participating in sustainability program

% against baseline

60

65

75

84

 Suppliers in sustainability program –
under development

% against baseline

22

18

24

27

 Suppliers in sustainability program –
in line with our expectations

% against baseline

38

47

51

57

Business Partner Code of Conduct product-related

% of spend

97

98

98

98

99

Business Partner Code of Conduct non product-related

% of spend

86

83

84

89

89

1

2021 number includes a baseline shift of 199 TJ, or 3.5%, due to central procurement of electricity, elevating part of the stores organization above the materiality level.

2

Versus 2018 baseline.

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

Reporting principles

Planet

Renewable energy

% renewable energy and electricity consumed. Renewable energy is energy (electricity or heat) that is generated from inexhaustible resources; e.g. wind, solar, hydro, biomass and tidal. Energy is expressed as “primary” energy, or fuel equivalents. Expressed as the share of renewable energy AkzoNobel uses in its own operations relative to the total energy used. We use an average efficiency factor of 40%.

Energy use

The energy consumption of AkzoNobel in absolute measures (1,000 TJ) and per ton of production.

Volatile organic compounds

Volatile organic compound emissions in absolute measures (kilotons) and kg per ton of production. Note: In 2018 and 2019 we further improved our VOC modeling. As the emissions are strongly dependent on solvent type, process, use of an abatement system and product composition, we developed and implemented a tool incorporating all these factors.

Direct CO2(e) emissions (Scope 1 and 2)

The total greenhouse gas emissions from processes and combustion at our facilities and indirect emissions from purchased energy in absolute measures (Mt CO2e) and kg CO2e per ton of production. Emissions from transport in own operations is very limited and therefore not material compared with other Scope 1 and 2 emissions. As transport is not material to Scope 1 and 2, these scopes exclude transport. We measure the six main greenhouse gases defined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Total waste

Total waste in absolute measures (kilotons) and kg per ton of production. Waste is reported as total weight, not dry weight.

  • Reusable waste
  • Non-reusable waste

Waste is any material arising from our routine operations which is not incorporated into final products and not directly released to atmosphere or direct to surface water.
Non-reusable waste is waste which is not used for resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses, e.g. composting.

Percentage circular

The amount of materials reused by AkzoNobel and partners (reusable waste and by-products) divided by the total waste plus by-products.

Hazardous waste

Total hazardous waste to landfill in absolute measures (kilotons) and kg per ton of production.

Fresh water use and consumption

Fresh water use and consumption as absolute measure (million m3) and m3 per ton of production. Fresh water consumption is the fresh water use minus cooling water and water in product. Cooling water is excluded as it is extracted and returned from the same basin, only with an adjusted temperature (chemically unchanged).

Suppliers signed Business Partner Code of Conduct (% of spend)

% product related (PR) spend (measured in euro value) with suppliers (raw materials and packaging) who have signed our Business Partner Code of Conduct.
% non-product related (NPR) spend (measured in euro value) with suppliers who have signed our Business Partner Code of Conduct.
Our Business Partner Code of Conduct states that we want to do business with partners who endorse our ethical values and our social and environmental standards. We therefore require suppliers to sign our Business Partner Code of Conduct, which is based on the AkzoNobel Code of Conduct.

Sustainability risk analysis

Suppliers participating in sustainability program
Suppliers in sustainability program – in line with our expectations
Suppliers in sustainability program – under development

Number of suppliers who have been identified as a risk to AkzoNobel due to their spend level (>€250,000), country risk (sensitive and emerging countries using EcoVadis’ country risk profile) and category risk (baseline).
Number of suppliers who performed an EcoVadis online assessment or TfS onsite audit (in % of baseline).

Number of suppliers who meet our expectations in the EcoVadis assessment (in % of baseline): 45 total score and human right and labor score of 50.

Together for Sustainability (TfS) is a chemical industry initiative designed to improve the sustainability practices in their supply chains and of which AkzoNobel has been a member since 2013. The assessments (performed by EcoVadis) and audits are based on established global principles, for example the UN Global Compact, Responsible Care charter.