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How Performance Coatings creates value

Our Performance Coatings businesses are focused on all four of our end-user segments. Supplying high performance products and cutting-edge technologies primarily to business to business customers, we are increasingly incorporating low energy processes and working to reduce our carbon impact across the value chain.

Innovation is also key to our cutting-edge product development, which is often highly technical in order to meet strict customer specifications. Particular emphasis is placed on supplying products that offer environmental benefits for our customers.

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Total energy use

5,000 TJ

We continue to improve efficiency by reducing our energy use per ton of production, and are working towards improving our share of renewable energy.

Raw materials and packaging

We continue to work towards raw material efficency and the use of renewable raw materials.

Our organization (map)
Asset value (graphic)

Asset value

The value of our assets is €4.1 billion. We invested €143 million in 2013 to keep our facilities in good shape, as well as expanding our manufacturing capability. We continue to improve process and product safety.

Human value (graphic)

Human value



Total reportable rate of injuries


Employee engagement score (1-5 scale)


Employee safety is a key priority and we are actively driving towards a reduction in the number of incidents. We highly value, and actively work on, improving employee engagement. We’re investing in training and development and continue to work on a more diverse workforce.

Environmental value (graphic)

Environmental value

Cradle-to-grave CO2(e)emissions including VOCs

12.9 million tons

Own operations CO2(e) emissions

0.3 million tons

Total waste

54 kilotons

We continue to improve the environmental footprint of our operations by focusing on operational eco-efficiency.

Intellectual value (graphic)

Innovation value

RD&I investments have resulted in 13 percent of revenue derived from eco-premium solutions with customer benefits.

Industrial Coatings (graphic)

Read more about Industrial Coatings

Powder Coatings (graphic)

Read more about Powder Coatings

Output (map)

Customer value

In 2013 we sold products to many thousands of customers. We continue to improve our customer focus and develop products and solutions that help them to be successful in their markets.


Financial value


€5,571 million

Operating income

€525 million

Performance Coatings – Revenue per end-user segment (bar chart)

ROS% and ROI% are in line with 2012 and on track to achieve the strategic targets for 2015 of 12 percent and 25 percent respectively.

Community value

We participate in a number of community programs, education programs and local sponsorships, including a partnership with the Cruyff Foundation.