AkzoNobel has been awarded a top grade on the influential Supplier Climate A List of companies identified as being leaders in their actions to combat climate change.
The list is compiled by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international not-for-profit group which accelerates action to achieve sustainable economies. The ranking places AkzoNobel in the top 3 per cent of the 4,300 companies assessed.
“This is welcome recognition which underlines the impact we’re having with our strategy of doing more with less,” said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s Director of Sustainability. “By creating more value with less resources and working closely with customers and suppliers, we can help to make life more liveable and inspiring for the world’s ever-growing population.”
The Supplier Climate A List is published in the CDP report “Missing link: Harnessing the power of purchasing for a sustainable future”.
The report reveals that the world’s largest purchasing organizations are using their buying power to drive down emissions across their supply chains, achieving CO2e reductions of 434 million tons - equivalent to more than France’s annual GHG emissions - worldwide in 2016.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energising cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.