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AkzoNobel CEO to Update Investors on Company's Sustainability Performance

Submitted by: AkzoNobel

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Governance

Posted: May 18, 2016 – 07:18 AM EST

 

AMSTERDAM, May 18 /CSRwire/ - (Globe Newswire) - AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner will this week discuss the company's sustainability strategy and performance when he talks to a group of investors and representatives from the media.

Accompanied by Corporate Director of Sustainability and HSE&S, André Veneman, the webcast will take place on Thursday, May 19. Topics will include megatrends such as urbanization and challenges in securing business growth in a world of finite resources. 

It will be the third year in a row that AkzoNobel has provided a detailed sustainability update to the media and investor community.

"Having established ourselves as industry leaders in sustainability, we think it's important that we are as transparent as possible when it comes to explaining our approach to the global challenges that lie ahead," explained Veneman.

"Sustainability is also becoming increasingly relevant to the investor community. So this is an ideal opportunity for us to give detailed insight into our Planet Possible strategy of doing more with less and highlight how it influences our business decisions."

AkzoNobel is continually striving to improve all areas of its sustainability performance. As well as being number one in the Materials industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years, the company has also received recognition in the form of various awards for integrated reporting, such as the Dutch Kristalprijs, which was presented in November 2015.

About AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

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The presentation is due to start at 16.30 CET on Thursday, May 19, and will be open to media, investors and sustainability professionals. Interested parties can send an e-mail to investor.relations@akzonobel.com to receive the log-in details for the webcast.

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Phone: +31 088 969 7856

 

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