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We firmly believe that our industry as a whole can make a significant difference in helping to tackle social and environmental issues such as climate change. We also see no reason why smarter, greener solutions shouldn’t be good for business.
We seek to positively influence regulation. In Europe AkzoNobel was influential in agreeing new lower VOC limits for paint.
We have been leading the move to safer paints across the industry. We are proud of our comprehensive product stewardship process. By applying one set of standards globally we are often ahead of local legislation and our leadership helps to drive the whole market forward. We also adhere globally to the principles of Coatings Care® which promotes health, safety and environmental performance. Focusing on use of less hazardous chemicals and ensuring safe use of chemicals is one of the driving forces of Dulux Trade South Africa innovation.
We believe we can’t offer other more sustainable solutions unless we are walking the talk within our company. That’s why we’re implementing developments to make every aspect of our work more sustainable. It’s this kind of pan-organizational, practical action that has led us to be ranked No. 1 in the worldwide Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Integrating Planet Possible into every aspect of the decorating process
We work in partnership with our customers, developing services to help them reduce the environmental impact of their business and demonstrate the commitment to sustainability that is essential to winning business in today's world.
Working with contractors to promote resource efficiency
Throughout the world, we work in close partnership with the contractors who use our products every day, providing a menu of services, training programmes, flexible packages and all-round support to help them improve their business and protect the environment by working as sustainably as possible. We aim to help contractor companies find the most effective way to reduce, reuse and recycle, how to choose the most sustainable products and manage their business sustainably.
Discover much more about how we’re working towards Planet Possible at AkzoNobel