Moving towards a circular economy means reducing waste and increasing circularity throughout our value chain. We’re driven by reduce, reuse and recycle, while our products seek to protect and give longer life to surfaces and materials.

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Circular use of materials
The amount of materials (in own operations) reused by AkzoNobel and third parties

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2022 sustainable solutions for circularity

These products are among the many sustainable solutions launched in 2022, showing our commitment to reducing waste and increasing circularity.

Reduced materials – we launched a powder coatings solution that coats objects with only one or two layers, versus three with liquid coatings.

Renewable materials – we began using a bio-based binder in much of our high-volume decorative paint in the region.

Recycled materials – decorative paint containing recycled post-consumer waste paint was rolled out in several European countries under the Sikkens and Dulux brands.


Europe, Middle East and Africa.