Resource productivity

AkzoNobel is driving resource productivity to make the most of valuable raw materials, reducing environmental impact, while strengthening our business.

Initiatives to improve material efficiency, right-first-time and first quality production throughout our operations are integrated in the AkzoNobel Leading Performance System (). By focusing on resource productivity, ALPS drives an explicit value agenda, as well as long-term operational excellence, engaging all our operations employees in common goals. This systematic approach drives increased raw material efficiency and reduces waste, while better planning processes help to reduce slow-moving and obsolete stocks. We use a range of best practice manufacturing indicators to monitor progress, as well as the operational parameters (see Note 7).


AkzoNobel Leading Performance System, a company-wide continuous improvement program.


Eco-efficiency means doing more with less; creating goods and services while using fewer resources and creating less waste and pollution.