AkzoNobel wins third sustainability award

Dulux paint manufacturer AkzoNobel’s UK Decorative Paints business has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive time since 2009.
The Carbon Trust Standard is awarded to businesses or public sector bodies that clearly demonstrate their commitment to reducing carbon emissions year-on-year.

The latest Akzo Nobel award recognises a 12.9% absolute reduction in operational carbon emissions over the last two years.

AkzoNobel recently unveiled a new sustainability strategy to reduce cradle-to-grave carbon emissions globally by up to 30% by 2020. The UK is a key location for the manufacture and retail of its decorative paints, including brands such as Dulux, Dulux Trade, Polycell and Cuprinol.

Some of the projects undertaken by the UK Decorative Paints business over the last year includes:

· The installation of new LED lighting at its Stowmarket manufacturing site;

· A reduction in miles travelled as a result of improved transport logistics, route planning and new double stack trailers;

· Energy saving across the Dulux Decorator Centre store network as a result of the installation of an energy monitoring system.

Chris Cook, Global Sustainability Director for Decorative Paints, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised once again for our commitment to carbon reduction in our UK Decorative Paints business. Our businesses throughout the UK and across the world are all working hard to contribute to our ambitious sustainability targets, and this news allows us to demonstrate to our customers our commitment to working towards reducing our carbon emissions throughout the company.”

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