Akzo Nobel NV
amsterdam : AKZA

September 13, 2012 04:06 ET

AkzoNobel tops global sustainability ranking

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - AkzoNobel has cemented its position as a global sustainability leader after being ranked in first place in the Chemicals supersector on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI)

Published today, the latest listing reveals that AkzoNobel achieved a total score of 93, improving on last year's second place. The company has been ranked in the top three since 2007 (when AkzoNobel last topped the list).

"Our first place ranking and our consistent performance over the last years are clear evidence of how sustainability has been successfully integrated into our global operations," said Andre Veneman, Sustainability Director, who also acknowledged the contribution made by the company's employees around the world. "For us, business is sustainability and sustainability is business."

Regarded as one of the world's foremost sustainability indices, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators.

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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

PDF file AkzoNobel press release: http://hugin.info/130660/R/1640723/528271.pdf

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