AkzoNobel and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Launch Human Cities Coalition

Dutch public-private partnership to improve life in mega-cities
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April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Founded by AkzoNobel, the Human Cities Coalition (HCC) brings together more than 150 stakeholders and 20 partners, such as Arcadis, Philips, ABN-AMRO, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Slumdwellers International, to focus on realizing Goal 11 of the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals: sustainable cities and communities. Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel will officially kick off the Human Cities Coalition today with stakeholders across business, government, NGOs and academia.

AkzoNobel to Restore Five Artworks in Brazil Ahead of 2017 Architecture Award


Located in four cities in the State of São Paulo – Santo André, Santos, Guarulhos and São Paulo itself – the pieces are famous for their bright and energizing colors and will now be restored to the artist’s original vision.

The launch of the project coincides with a call for entries for the prestigious Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel Architecture Award, which is now in its fourth year. Open to Brazilian architects – or foreign architects who have lived in Brazil for at least two years – the competition is designed to showcase Brazilian architecture in its most varied contexts.

Maersk Line Partners with AkzoNobel to Drive Sustainability

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March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel and leading global container shipping company Maersk Line have signed a strategic sustainability partnership to reduce carbon emissions per container shipped by 10%.

The aim of the partnership - which reflects the mutual ambition of both companies to jointly elevate sustainability in the maritime industry - is to drive positive change in a number of areas, including:

Akzonobel Supporting Education of Special Needs Children in Egypt


More than 200 children in Egypt's 6th of October City have benefited from a major renovation of their school's facilities, which was organized as part of AkzoNobel's global Human Cities initiative.    

AkzoNobel to Be Carbon Neutral and Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, March 29, 2017/3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.
The company has been among the global leaders in sustainability for more than a decade, and this new goal confirms AkzoNobel's belief that sustainability is business and business is sustainability.

Dutch Government Recognizes AkzoNobel's Contribution to National Energy Saving Goals

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Dutch government has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel recognizing the company's latest contribution to meeting national sustainability targets resulting from investments at its chemicals complex in Rotterdam. 

AkzoNobel and MasterPeace Join Forces to Color 100 "Walls of Connection"

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March 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - People living in more than 40 countries around the world are to benefit from a partnership between AkzoNobel and global peace movement MasterPeace which will involve painting 100 walls. 

Launched today in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the Let's Colour Walls of Connection initiative aims to inspire and energize cities around the world and make people's lives more liveable and inspiring.

AkzoNobel Supporting Education of Special Needs Children in Egypt

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March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/  -  More than 200 children in Egypt’s 6th of October City have benefited from a major renovation of their school’s facilities, which was organized as part of AkzoNobel’s global Human Cities initiative.    

How Having a Heart is Good for Business

AkzoNobel’s Human Cities Initiative Touched 9 million Lives in 2016

Companies that balance their economic goals with societal goals will find that they are able to achieve greater success than if they were focused on profit alone. AkzoNobel has a long history of giving back to the community – it’s just in our DNA – and it’s what gives us momentum to do great things as a company.

AkzoNobel Bringing Innovation to Life

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A message from the digital 2016 AkzoNobel Report

Our strategic focus on driving innovation to support organic growth gathered momentum. We launched a series of products, many offering major benefits in terms of their sustainability profile. Digital innovation is a major area of attention and is playing an increasingly important role in product development and how we work with customers


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