Environmental Health & Safety / Economics

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Places AkzoNobel First

By Chemical Processing Staff

Sep 12, 2017

AkzoNobel returns to the top of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) to lead the rankings again for the fifth time in six years, according to the company. The latest listing places the company first in the chemicals industry group.  The company has now reportedly featured in the top ten for 12 consecutive years.

"It's a great achievement to be leading our industry again," says AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker. "We made a huge effort to improve in areas that needed to be addressed and being ranked first again proves the impact we can have by putting sustainability at the heart of our business strategy."

He pointed to the progress being made by the Decorative Paints business in transitioning to water-based products, and the continued success of partnerships being forged by Specialty Chemicals, as examples of how the company is helping to transform the industries in which it operates. AkzoNobel is also aiming to become carbon natural by 2050, according to the company

Reportedly regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators. It assesses various criteria, including supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development, integrity and people, process and product safety.

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