Sustainability

Responsibility towards future generations

Sustainability is a term we hear everywhere these days. Many companies in all branches of industry claim to operate sustainably, publish sustainability reports and even name employees as "sustainability representatives". But what does sustainability actually mean? The term is first and foremost associated with environmental protection, but sustainability is much wider than that:

  1. Using renewable raw materials and energy is probably the best known method.
  2. However, employee development is also an important factor for sustainability.
  3. Financial strength is the third component for assessing the sustainability of a company.

As the leading manufacturer of paints and colours, AkzoNobel takes the idea of sustainability and responsibility for the future of following generations very seriously. Since 2006, AkzoNobel has consistently occupied one of the top three places in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, including first place in 2012 and 2013! More details are available from Planet Possible™.

All the more sustainable Zweihorn® products are marked with the corresponding sustainability symbol, so that you can contribute to sustainability when choosing surface materials.