Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is AkzoNobel doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 49

AkzoNobel has a DitchCarbon Score of 49 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing environmental sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

AkzoNobel is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

AkzoNobel is situated in the Netherlands, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.

...this company is doing 7.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

AkzoNobel is a prominent player in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals. Founded in 1895 and headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the company operates in approximately 80 countries with a workforce of around 45,000 people. Offering a range of well-known brands like Dulux and Sikkens, AkzoNobel is committed to sustainability and innovation, aiming to enhance urban environments and improve quality of life through its products.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel should set clear, science-based targets for reducing Scope 3 emissions, report on their progress with transparency, and promote sustainable practices throughout their supply chain to potentially reduce emissions by 35%.

Good news, AkzoNobel has set solid SBTi climate commitments

AkzoNobel has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their own activities as well as indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

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