Concern for health, safety and environment is an integral part of Akzo Nobel's business policy. Akzo Nobel actively supports the guiding principles of the Business Charter for Sustainable Development of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Responsible Care® program of the chemical industry.
In addition to compliance with regulatory requirements, we pursue the following objectives in close cooperation with our distributors, customers and suppliers.
Akzo Nobel seeks to conduct its activities in such a way as to prevent harm to and promote the health of its employees and other stakeholders.
Akzo Nobel strives to prevent any injuries at work both for our own employees and our contractors.
Akzo Nobel protects the environment by preventing or minimizing the environmental impact of its activities and products through appropriate design, manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal practices.
Akzo Nobel seeks to expand the concern for health, safety and environment to our suppliers and our customers through a Product Stewardship Management System.
One specific initiative within Product Stewardship is the assessment of product risk. This concept involves evaluating the potential hazards of a chemical product through all stages of its lifecycle, from manufacture to ultimate end-use. Click here to read more about Product Stewardship and Product Risk Assessment within Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals.