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Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel by Hans van Haarst

Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel by Hans van Haarst

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  • 1. Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel Hans van Haarst Annual Conference for Central Government October 13, 2010
  • 2. AkzoNobel Overview01
  • 3. AkzoNobel in brief • The world’s largest paint and coatings company and a world leading chemicals producer • Committed to delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today • Global Fortune 500 company • For five consecutive years listed as one of the leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (Chemical sector) Values • Focusing on our customers’ future first • Embracing entrepreneurial thinking • Developing the talents of our people • The courage and curiosity to question • Integrity and responsibility in our actions 3Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | AkzoNobel Overview
  • 4. Sustainability is integrated in everything we do We have set ambitious sustainability targets: • Remain in the top three in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes • Reduce our total recordable injury rate* to 2 • Deliver a step change in people development We focus on long-term performance. By 2015 our ambition is: • That Eco-premium** products will make up 30 percent of sales • To reduce our cradle-to-gate carbon footprint with 10 percent • To achieve sustainable fresh water use on all our sites We have linked remuneration to these targets and ambitions: • Our executive bonuses are linked to performance in the leading sustainability index (DJSI) * Total recordable injury rate refers to amount of incidents per million hours worked ** Higher eco-efficiency than main competitive product 4Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | AkzoNobel Overview
  • 5. Sustainability in AkzoNobel02
  • 6. The sustainability building blocks Invent (tomorrow) Integrate sustainable value propositions Manage (today) Include sustainability in all aspects of the value chain Improve (yesterday) Continue to comply and ensure a license to operate R&D Manu- facturing Sourcing Sales and marketing Market research Investment decisions Level of development Environmental Economic Social Required eco-analysis Supportive supplier visits Carbon and water policies Eco-premium Code of Conduct Stretched safety targets Aspect of sustainability (linked to DJSI) Examples Leadership training Product Stewardship Operational Eco-Efficiency 6Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 7. World class purchasing Supportive supplier visits 7Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 8. Carbon policy kgCO2perkgproduct Source: Sustainability Council June 18th 2008 Extraction Salt Chlor-Alkali Transportation Application Use Suppliers AkzoNobel’s operation Customers 8Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 9. An innovative, low solvent product portfolio VOC’s 9Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 10. Waste Zero waste via operational efficiency 10Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 11. People Development Developing the talents of our people: advanced leadership programs 11Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  • 12. 03 How to Successfully Implement? 5 Lessons 12
  • 13. 1 - Sustainability is not a department 13 • It needs to be part of the DNA of your people • All functions in the company need to contribute • Integrate it at work, at home and in social life • Link to compensation • Facilitate through small expertise and knowledge centres Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  • 14. 2 - Make the data visible 14Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  • 15. 3 - Walk the talk….and talk the walk 15Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  • 16. 4 - It is the right thing to do You = AkzoNobel Sustainability has a strong business case Sustainability 16Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  • 17. 5 – Put innovation and collaboration high on the agenda 17 • Step 1: Use existing knowledge and concepts from within your company • Step 2: Find and implement existing knowledge and concepts in other industries •Step 3: Research and collaborate to address longer term un-met needs and issues Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  • 18. Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel Hans van Haarst Annual Conference for Central Government October 13, 2010

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