AkzoNobel has signaled its strategic intent to accelerate growth by investing close to €90 million in a new facility being built in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company's Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the world's largest pulp mill.Read more
Many guests - including key customers, government officials, international media and the company's entire Board of Management - attended the event, which attracted huge interest and further emphasized the importance of high growth markets to AkzoNobel's strategic ambitions.Read more
The new factory will manufacture AkzoNobel Powder Coatings' flagship Interpon® range of products and joins the business' five existing sites in Shenzhen, Langfang, Ningbo, Suzhou and Chengdu.Read more
AkzoNobel has underlined the importance of wood stewardship to its sustainability agenda by signing a landmark agreement with the Forest Stewardship Council.
The agreement makes AkzoNobel the FSC's first global partner outside of products that are FSC certified. Both parties will now cooperate to increase understanding of the organization's work in promoting responsible forest management, and to boost awareness of FSC certification being a label for wood and paper from well-managed forests.Read more
AkzoNobel has cemented its position as a global sustainability leader after being ranked in first place in the Chemicals supersector on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI)
The latest listing reveals that AkzoNobel achieved the highest total score in the sector and improved on last year's second place. The company was also ranked in the top three in 2008 and 2007 (when AkzoNobel last topped the list).Read more