Success for AkzoNobel at Responsible Business Awards

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AkzoNobel won a major honor at the recent Responsible Business Awards 2015 event.

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AkzoNobel won a major honor — and was highly commended in a second category – at the recent Responsible Business Awards 2015 event, which was held in London, UK.

As well as being presented with the top prize in the Best Integrated Report category, the company was highly commended for Best Employee Engagement when the ceremony was staged last Friday.

Commenting on the achievement, André Veneman, AkzoNobel's Corporate Director of Sustainability and HSE, said: "It's always pleasing to receive recognition, but more than anything, this award strengthens our belief that sustainability should sit at the heart of our business strategy."

The award for Best Integrated Report honors the company that clearly shows and explains how it creates and achieves value. The winning report also needs to explain how stakeholder engagement activities have contributed towards developing the company’s materiality matrix.

The highly commended recognition in the Best Employee Engagement category was for the roll-out of the company’s Planet Possible sustainability strategy.

Organized by Ethical Corporation and now in their sixth year, the awards attract entries from all over the world.

AkzoNobel's achievement follows on from success earlier this month, when the company was ranked first in the Materials industry sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive year.

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