Paint

Area

Unit

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Ambition 2030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable product portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sustainable solutions1

% of revenue

39

>50

 Eco-premium solutions1

% of revenue

21

22

22

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value chain emission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cradle-to-grave carbon footprint (Scope 1, 2 and 3)

million tons

14.3

13.8

12.8

14.7

 Scope 3 upstream2

million tons

6.5

6.3

5.9

6.8

 Scope 3 downstream3

million tons

7.5

7.3

6.7

7.7

1

As of 2021, we report on sustainable solutions instead of eco-premium solutions.The reporting period for both eco-premium as well as sustainable solutions is November-October.

2

Category 1: purchased goods and services.

3

Category 10: processing of sold products; category 11: use of sold products; category 12: end-of-life treatment of sold products; VOC.

The indicators that fall within the scope of limited assurance of the external auditor are marked with the following symbol:

Reporting principles

Paint

Sustainable solutions

A measure of the sustainability of our products, which have customer/consumer sustainability benefits, as a percentage of our revenue. Reporting period for sustainable solutions is November-October
A sustainable solution is a product which has a benefit in one or more sustainability criteria (reduced carbon and energy, health and well-being, less waste, reduced/reused and renewed material use, and longer-lasting performance). A sustainable solution does not adversely affect any of these sustainability criteria throughout the value chain.

Cradle-to-grave carbon footprint (Scope 1, 2, and 3)

Our CO2(e) footprint in million tons of CO2(e) including Scope 1 (own operations), Scope 2 (energy use), Scope 3 (upstream) and Scope 3 (downstream). Reporting period is October-September. The footprint includes the six main greenhouse gases defined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Upstream: category 1 – purchased goods and services.
Downstream: category 10 – processing of sold products; category 11 – use of sold products; category 12 – end-of-life treatment of sold products.
The climate change impact of VOC emissions is included in the cradle-to-grave carbon footprint due to the impact VOC emissions have within the paints and coatings industry.