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AkzoNobel Sustainability Report Highlights Carbon Reduction Success

AkzoNobel, the paint company behind marine coatings business International, has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report, which reveals the company celebrated carbon reductions of 0.9 million tonnes in 2015 compared to 2012 levels.

The report outlines how that the use of renewable energy and increased sales of lower carbon footprint coatings, including hull coatings in the international shipping industry, has led to the significant reduction of the company’s carbon emissions.

AkzoNobel’s 2020 target, which aims to achieve 20% revenue from products and services that provide customers and consumers with a significant sustainability advantage compared with the most commonly available equivalent commercial products or processes.

For instance, AkzoNobel’s marine coatings brand International (formerly known as International Paint), launched the big data tool Intertrac Vision in 2015 which provides transparency around the fuel and CO2 savings potentials using fouling control coatings prior to application.

AkzoNobel was also ranked top in the industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth year running and according to the company, it will continue to reinforce its belief that sustainability is fundamental to its businesses strategies and progress towards its vision is slowly being made.

The full sustainability report can be viewed by clicking here.

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