AkzoNobel Awarded COP26 Terra Carta Seal

AkzoNobel is one of the first recipients of the Terra Carta Seal, which was launched at COP26 by Prince Charles.

The Terra Carta Seal is a major new award which recognises global companies driving innovation and demonstrating their commitment to the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It is part of the Terra Carta, a recovery plan for nature, people and planet introduced early this year through the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.

“As the only paints and coatings manufacturer to receive the honour, AkzoNobel is among an elite group of companies who have been acknowledged for holding a leadership position within their industry, and who have credible transition roadmaps underpinned by globally recognised, scientific metrics for achieving net zero by 2050 or earlier,” the company said.

AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker, who was in Glasgow to accept the honour, said having the company’s efforts recognised by the award is a source of great pride for everyone at the 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,” said Vanlancker.

“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 honoured to receive this recognition and are fully committed to continuing to lead our industry in pioneering a more sustainable future.”

By 2030, AkzoNobel aims to cut carbon emissions by 50 per cent, use 100 per cent renewable electricity, and generate no non-reusable waste.