AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - AkzoNobel has cemented its position
as a global sustainability leader after
being ranked in first place in the Chemicals supersector on the prestigious
Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI)
Published today, the latest listing reveals that AkzoNobel achieved a total
score of 93, improving on last year's second place. The company has been
in the top three since 2007 (when AkzoNobel last topped the list).
"Our first place ranking and our consistent performance over the last years
clear evidence of how sustainability has been successfully integrated into our
global operations," said Andre Veneman, Sustainability Director, who also
acknowledged the contribution made by the company's employees around the
"For us, business is sustainability and sustainability is business."
Regarded as one of the world's foremost sustainability indices, the DJSI World
Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on
environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking
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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with
innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers
our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux,
International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are
consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With
operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are
committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.
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