HRH The Prince of Wales awards global paint giant AkzoNobel the Terra Carta Seal at COP26

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A royal seal of approval for AkzoNobel for their outstanding work and committent to sustainability

COP26 at Glasgow may not have been the resounding success hoped for by the world at large. It was however a success for AkzoNobel, the worlds most sustainable paints company. Thanks to their tireless work on sustainability they were awarded the first ever Terra Carta Seal. AkzoNobel CEO, Thierry Vanlancker was at COP26 to receive the award from HRH Prince Charles.

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Other global paint manufacturers take note, especially U.S.-based paint suppliers such as PPG Industries, Axalta and Sherwin Williams. European based global paint manufacturer AkzoNobel are truly leading the way in sustainability and their competitors could learn a lot from them. AkzoNobel is the first paints company to have science-based sustainability targets officially validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

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AkzoNobel continue to pioneer by empowering people, reducing their impact on the planet and developing sustainable products. The company is committed to cutting carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. Its also committed to use 100% renewable electricity and product zero non-reusable waste by 2030.

Pioneering the world of paint for over 200 years, AkzoNobel have never shied away from a challenge. As experts in coatings for everything from buildings to buggies, the global paint industry will be looking to them to guide the way. After all it’s what you’d expect from the worlds most sustainable paints company.

What is the Terra Carta?

Terra Carta derives its name from the Magna Carta which first formed in 1215. It inspired a belief in the fundamental rights and liberties of people. The Terra Carta aims to reunite people and planet, by giving fundamental rights and value to Nature. Its mission is to drive the recovery of nature, people and the planet.

What is the Terra Carta Seal?

The Terra Carta Seal is a major new award which recognizes companies commitment to sustainability. Its a charter that puts sustainability at the forefront of the private sector. Companies driving innovation in the recovery plan for nature and showing commitment and urgency in nurturing sustainable markets will be honored. will be recognised. Companies failing to act in the interests of the planet will be named. The Terra Carta was introduced by HRH The Prince of Wales in January 2021.

HRH Prince of Wales said;

The Terra Carta Seal recognizes those organizations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable and puts nature, people and the planet at the heart of the economy. We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.

Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO said whilst in Glasgow to receive the award;

Having our efforts recognized by the award of the Terra Carta Seal is a source of great pride for everyone in our company. It’s a clear endorsement of all the work we’re doing across AkzoNobel and everything we’ve achieved so far. It also confirms the vital role that paints and coatings can play when you combine the precious and irreplaceable power of nature with the transformative power of paint—which lies at the heart of what we do for people and the environment.

There’s a clear and obvious link between the aims of the Terra Carta charter – which puts nature, people and planet at the heart of global value creation – and our own People. Planet. Paint. approach to sustainable business and innovative collaboration. So we’re honored to receive this recognition and are fully committed to continuing to lead our industry in pioneering a more sustainable future.

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