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AkzoNobel Digital Report 2016: Going Beyond the Numbers

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One of the most inspiring aspects of 2016 was seeing examples of our purpose being brought to life. Our Human Cities initiative played a major role in this, underlining how we welcome our responsibility to play an important role in the communities where we operate. During 2016, more than 300 projects were launched around the world, impacting over nine million people." To see one of our highlights for Human Cities, the inspiring Unexpected Courts project in Brazil. 

AkzoNobel and SOS Children's Villages Partner to Fight Youth Unemployment With the Power of Paint

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AMSTERDAM , March 2, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel and SOS Children's Villages are joining forces to use education and renovation to drive a positive impact on youth unemployment. The partnership aims to reach the young people of SOS Children's Villages with AkzoNobel's "Let's Colour" program and professional training through AkzoNobel's painter academies around the world. The partnership kicks off with three countries in 2017: Brazil, Nigeria and Indonesia.

AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

Human Cities Project Transforms Neighborhood in Uruguay

Eighty artists have helped to transform a neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a Human Cities initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s Inca paint brand.
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The eye-catching event saw muralists, graffiti artists and painters take to the streets of La Teja to create murals on more than 40 walls to help brighten up the lives of local people and make their surroundings more liveable and inspiring. The walls were chosen jointly by neighbors and the artists.

Staged over the course of a weekend, the event attracted artists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. All those who took part were from the Pintó artists group. They used more than 700 liters of Inca paint to revitalize the neighborhood through the use of essential color.

AkzoNobel Partners with Leaders of the Future to Revitalize US Community

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December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A group of young people in the US who are working to eradicate poverty and blight in Pontiac, Michigan, have joined forces with AkzoNobel’s Human Cities initiative in order to further revitalize the city and help make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

AkzoNobel Launches Latest Human Cities Project in Rotterdam

Schoolchildren in the Dutch city of Rotterdam are to benefit from AkzoNobel’s latest Human Cities initiative, which was officially launched today with the support of the city’s chief resilience officer, Arnoud Molenaar.
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November 18, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Working closely with city officials, the company has identified several projects that will contribute to the Rotterdam Resilience Strategy. These include repainting four primary schools, refurbishing areas of a popular local park and starting a pilot project for paint recycling.

Launched in 2014, the Human Cities initiative is focused on improving, energizing and regenerating urban communities across the world and represents everything AkzoNobel does for and with society.

Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.
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Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

AkzoNobel Awards Shipping Industry’s Largest Ever Number of Carbon Credits to Grimaldi Group

Leading global logistics company Grimaldi Group has received the largest number of carbon credits to have been issued through a landmark initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business.
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AMSTERDAM, November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Grimaldi – who specialize in maritime transport – were presented with a total of 109,617 carbon credits through the award-winning program, which rewards ship owners for converting to sustainable hull coatings, such as those available in AkzoNobel’s International range.

AkzoNobel Provides Essential Ingredient for Cities to Embrace Urban Gardens

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October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The power of urban gardens to revitalize cities and make people's lives more liveable and inspiring is being showcased by AkzoNobel at the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which starts today in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

AkzoNobel and Partners Map out Urban Vision at Habitat III Conference in Quito

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October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - People living in one of the world's highest capital cities will experience the positive impact of creative collaboration this weekend as part of AkzoNobel's involvement in the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

Organized by the United Nations, the event is being staged in Quito, Ecuador. A major feature is the Habitat III Village, where AkzoNobel has worked with several partners to create a people-friendly route designed to improve the lives of local citizens.

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