Decorative Paints value creation summary 2015
As a leading global supplier of decorative paints, our brands are crucial to our success. Our Decorative Paints activities are fully focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, serving the do-it-yourself market and professional painters. In order to create more economic, social and environmental value, our innovation is geared towards reducing our upstream and downstream supply chain impact by changing formulations to waterborne technology.
Many of our brands are household names and we work closely with local communities via a series of national and international initiatives, some of which involve volunteer support from our employees. This benefits the creation of more social value.
All these initiatives will contribute to our financial performance and ultimately lead to more economic value for our investors.
During 2015, we invested in growth markets and in creating efficiency in Europe through optimization of our production footprint.
Revenue breakdown by business unit in %
Revenue breakdown by end-user segment in %
Revenue development in % versus 2014
of revenue from eco-premium solutions
RD&I investments have resulted in 28 percent of revenue derived from eco-premium solutions with customer benefits.
Eco-premium solutions with customer benefits
% of revenue
2.4 million tons
upstream CO2(e) emissions
We continue to improve efficiency by reducing our energy use per ton of production, and are working towards improving our share of renewable energy. We continue to improve the environmental footprint of our operations by focusing on operational eco-efficiency.
0.1 million tons
CO2(e) emissions own operations
1.1 million tons
downstream CO2(e) emissions
3.6 million tons
CO2(e) emissions cradle-to-grave
decrease CO2(e) per ton of sales from 2012 cradle-to-grave carbon footprint
employees at year-end 2015
total reportable rate of injuries
Employee safety is a key priority and we are actively driving towards a reduction in the number of incidents.
Total reportable rate of injuries
per million hours
employee engagement score
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.
lives positively impacted by our “Let’s Colour” program
people trained as painters
We participate in community programs and local sponsorships.