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AkzoNobel Receives 2015 European Responsible Care Award for Product Stewardship

Published on 2015-10-12. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel’s work in the area of product stewardship has been recognized with the 2015 European Responsible Care Award from the European Chemicals Industry Association (CEFIC).

AkzoNobel Receives 2015 European Responsible Care Award
Fig. 1: AkzoNobel Receives
Responsible Care Award

The jury highlighted the company’s entry for its priority substance program as “an excellent demonstration on how to effectively engage in product stewardship”.

The winning submission highlighted the work that has been taking place since 2011 to review and manage priority substances that are used in AkzoNobel’s products and processes.

The program takes a proactive global approach to the management of hazardous substances used or generated in AkzoNobel products and processes and promotes the use of safer and more sustainable products. It also enables the company to manage harmful substances in advance of legislation.

“We’re very pleased to have received this important recognition,” said Corporate Director of Sustainability & HSE, André Veneman. “Safety and sustainability are embedded throughout our company. By going beyond the traditional approach of reactive regulatory compliance, we can provide customers with products that meet or exceed their expectations.”

Earlier this year, AkzoNobel was recognized as an industry leader by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), after receiving an award for product safety. The company was also presented with a merit award for Responsible Care in China from the Association of International Chemical manufacturers (AICM).

AkzoNobel is on target to complete its review program for the current list of priority substances by the end of 2015. The company will also continue to proactively manage hazardous substances through industry-leading product stewardship programs.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and one of the major producers of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, it is committed to making life more liveable and its cities more human.

Source: AkzoNobel

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