Akzo Nobel NV

07/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2021 01:12

AkzoNobel sets pioneering carbon reduction target to help tackle climate change

AkzoNobel has already taken great strides forward with its People. Planet. Paint. approach and is forging ahead of target on two key environmental ambitions - halving its own carbon emissions and having 100% renewable electricity in the company's operations by 2030. To highlight this strong progress, it was recently announced that AkzoNobel would operate only on renewable electricity in Europe by 2022.

'To achieve our carbon reduction target, we have to look further than our own operations,' continues Vanlancker. 'So we'll be encouraging all our value chain partners to transition to lower/zero carbon alternatives. I also encourage our peers to commit to the SBTi, announce their own targets and join us in setting the right example in our industry.'

AkzoNobel's firm belief that collaboration is key to taking widespread climate action is further evidenced by CEO Thierry Vanlancker being a member of the European CEO Alliance - a cross-industry partnership designed to help fight climate change, build economic resilience and make a success of the EU Green Deal.

For more details about the company's People. Planet. Paint. approach, visit: www.akzonobel.com/en/about-us/sustainability

About AkzoNobel

We've been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there's a good chance you're only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. We're active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It's what you'd expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.