12.08.2022, 16:06

AkzoNobel Vietnam honored in TOP50 Corporate Sustainability Awards 2022

The award is an initiative of Nhip Cau Dau Tu – a leading business magazine in Vietnam - to recognize and honor enterprises that have contributed to sustainable development, environmental friendliness, and social justice in Vietnam. Having undergone rigorous audits by the Panel of Judges - representatives of HSBC, Deloitte Vietnam, FTI Consulting (Singapore), Talentnet, and the Institute for Circular Economy Development - on assessment criteria including stable growth, sustainable culture, corporate governance, environmental protection, and social responsibility, AkzoNobel has been recognized as a sustainable enterprise in the category of FDI companies.

“As Vietnam is one of our key growth markets, we are implementing one of our largest investment programmes outside Europe, by expanding existing manufacturing sites with innovative sustainability features also enhancing our contribution to local communities. Thus, we’re honored to receive the recognition by the TOP50 Corporate Sustainability Awards 2022 and fully commit to investing more in the country’s sustainable development, not only through product innovation by developing greener and more durable paint and coatings solutions but also by working closely with parties in the supply chain to minimize our impact on the environment in an industrial scale,” said Maximilien Schreder, Regional Commercial Director for the Powder Coatings business in South Asia, AkzoNobel.

AkzoNobel Vietnam representative receives the award

Ms. Nguyen My Lan, General Director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Vietnam, added: “We are honored that AkzoNobel Vietnam has been recognized at the TOP50 Corporate Sustainability Awards 2022. The award has affirmed our efforts in sustainability, what we’re doing now, what we’ve achieved, and what we’ve contributed to the sustainable development of the country. This is the driving force for us to keep moving forward, providing more advanced technologies and sustainable paint solutions, leading our industry in pioneering a more sustainable future.”

AkzoNobel continues to invest in its manufacturing sites in Vietnam with the implementation of innovative sustainability features, such as solar power generation infrastructure (solar panel installation). The Binh Duong site, currently reuses waste water sludge by turning it into bricks and tiles. This is also another example of how AkzoNobel strives to drive sustainability in its Vietnam operations.

AkzoNobel Vietnam is also helping its customers reach their own sustainability goals by providing them with sustainable solutions. All AkzoNobel products are qualified by reputable standards and certificates for their environmental friendliness. Our products contain no added lead or mercury, are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), and have the ability to neutralize odour. Some even help save energy and purify the air, contributing to a healthy living space.

In addition to product innovations, AkzoNobel is also a pioneer in promoting sustainable thinking in the community through various projects and activities. The company has sponsored many programs to repaint or renovate heritage sites and public works such as Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, Vung Tau Lighthouse, Dai Lanh Lighthouse, Linh Truong sea embankment (Thanh Hoa), Ly Son island (Quang Ngai), SOS children's village, classrooms of KOTO center, and others.

AkzoNobel Vietnam was honored in the top 100 sustainable enterprises by VCCI for three consecutive years (2017, 2018, and 2019), and named on the list of Golden Dragon Awards for its notable contribution to the country’s sustainable development for years.