AkzoNobel has been recognized by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the first paints and coatings company to receive this endorsement.

“We’re proud to be the first company in our industry to receive SBTi approval for our carbon reduction target,” says CEO Thierry Vanlancker. “It’s a clear signal that we’re committed to taking stronger action to tackle climate change and will be an enormous innovation driver for what we do in our supply chain and with our customers.”

He adds,  “It means we’ve aligned our own sustainability ambitions with the Paris agreement, which aims to limit global warming and ensure that global temperature rise doesn’t exceed 34.7 degrees F* above pre-industrial levels.”

* indicates a temperature conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit