Top quartile safety performance
(Continued improvement)

  • Continued to implement behavior based safety, safety leadership training and our global Safety Day concept
  • Significantly improved the safety performance communication and best practice transfer to spread learning from the businesses where performance is already ahead of the 2015 ambition
  • In process safety: continued to strengthen guidance and training to accelerate improvements
Top quartile performance in diversity, employee engagement and talent development (Improving)

  • 88 percent (49,000) of employees participated in our ViewPoint employee engagement survey; engagement score improved to 3.74, or 33rd percentile (2010: 3.56 or 23rd percentile)
  • Began rolling out a number of diversity and inclusion tools to the organization
  • Continued to focus on our talent management by increasing the number of participants in our management development programs and setting up the AkzoNobel Academy to improve skills capability training

Total reportable rate of injuries
per million hours

Employee engagement performance
as percentile

Employee engagement performance (bar chart)
Top quartile eco-efficiency improvement rate

  • Carbon emissions per unit of production in own operations improving
  • Committed to a significant reduction target for VOC in our products and making progress in this area
  • Sustainable fresh water assessments for manufacturing sites carried out for the second time
  • Continued to develop our portfolio of eco-premium solutions for customers
  • Beyond own operations, significant work underway, together with suppliers and/or customers, to reduce emissions and waste
Top three position in sustainability

  • Ranked in the top three in the Sustainability Asset Management (SAM) benchmark for the Chemicals sector for the sixth consecutive year
  • Improved our position in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s investor and supply chain reporting
Greenhouse gas emissions
in kg CO2(e) per ton of production

SAM position Chemicals sector



















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