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  1. 1. Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel Hans van Haarst Annual Conference for Central Government October 13, 2010
  2. 2. AkzoNobel Overview01
  3. 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. 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. 5. Sustainability in AkzoNobel02
  6. 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. 7. World class purchasing Supportive supplier visits 7Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  8. 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. 9. An innovative, low solvent product portfolio VOC’s 9Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  10. 10. Waste Zero waste via operational efficiency 10Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  11. 11. People Development Developing the talents of our people: advanced leadership programs 11Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | Sustainability in AkzoNobel
  12. 12. 03 How to Successfully Implement? 5 Lessons 12
  13. 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. 14. 2 - Make the data visible 14Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  15. 15. 3 - Walk the talk….and talk the walk 15Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel | 5 Lessons
  16. 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. 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. 18. Implementing Sustainability Lessons from AkzoNobel Hans van Haarst Annual Conference for Central Government October 13, 2010

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