AkzoNobel Earns Royal Seal in Sustainability Leadership

Thierry Vanlancker, CEO. Photo courtesy of AkzoNobel.

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) recently received the Terra Carta Seal, which was launched by the Prince of Wales. The Terra Carta Seal is a major new award, which recognizes global companies that are driving innovation and demonstrating a commitment to the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.

Thierry Vanlancker, CEO of AkzoNobel, accepted the honor on the company’s behalf. “It’s a clear endorsement of all the work we’re doing across AkzoNobel and everything we’ve achieved so far,” Vanlancker says. “It also confirms the vital role that paints and coatings can play when you combine the precious and irreplaceable power of nature with the transformative power of paint—which lies at the heart of what we do for people and the environment.”

As the only paints and coatings manufacturer to receive the prestigious honor, AkzoNobel says it is among an elite group of companies who have been acknowledged for holding a leadership position.

In addition to a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, the company is also targeting 100% renewable electricity and zero non-reusable waste, also by 2030.

In addition, AkzoNobel recently became the first paints and coatings company to have science-based sustainability targets officially validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Source: AkzoNobel, www.akzonobel.com.