Performance Coatings value creation summary 2017

Our Performance Coatings businesses supply high performance coatings, primarily to business-to-business customers. We are increasingly incorporating low energy processes and working to reduce our across the value chain. Innovation is also key to our 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. The aim is to help us create economic, environmental and social value. We continue to be committed to safety, as well as our talent development programs and our contribution to various community activities.

All these initiatives are designed to play a role in contributing to our financial performance and enable us to deliver more economic value for our investors.

  • Economic value
  • Environmental value
  • Social value


Revenue development

in % versus 2016
Performance Coatings – Value creation – Revenue development (bar chart)

Revenue breakdown by business unit

in %
Performance Coatings – Value creation – Revenue breakdown by business unit (pie chart)


11.6% ROS

23.4% ROI


of revenue from eco-premium solutions with customer benefits, due to RD&I investments


4.0 million tons

upstream CO2(e) emissions

4,600 TJ

energy use

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 drive resource productivity to make the most of valuable raw materials and reduce environmental impact, while strengthening our business.

0.3 million tons

CO2(e) emissions own operations

47 kilotons

total waste


8.3 million tons

downstream CO2(e) emissions

12.6 million tons

CO2(e) emissions cradle-to-grave


increase CO2(e) per ton of sales from 2012 cradle-to-grave carbon footprint



employees at year-end 2017


total reportable rate of injuries
(per 200,000 hours)

Employee safety is a key priority and we are actively driving towards a reduction in the number of incidents.


€1,074 million

employee benefits

We highly value, and actively work on improving, employee engagement. We’re investing in training and development and continue to work on achieving a more diverse workforce.

We participate in community programs and local sponsorships.

Carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of a product is the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused during a defined period, of the product lifecycle. It is expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents CO2(e) emitted.