AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AkzoNobel has today published its online Report 2013, which includes the company's annual and sustainability results.
The highly interactive website and iPad versions feature extensive use of infographics that not only highlight AkzoNobel's business performance during 2013, but also explain how the company creates value for customers, investors, employees and society in general.
Building on a strong track record for integrating financial and non-financial information, the Report 2013 also includes - for the first time - a Resource Efficiency Index. This new measure quantifies how efficiently AkzoNobel generates value across the full value chain (expressed as cradle-to-grave carbon footprint divided by gross profit).
As well as showcasing several animations focused on various aspects of the company's innovations and activities, the digital versions also utilize cutting-edge responsive design techniques, which means they automatically adapt for optimal viewing on different devices.
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.
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