Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We fully understand our role and responsibilities when it comes to society and contributing to the communities in which we operate.

Giving People the Winning Feeling

As a global company, we fully understand our role and responsibilities when it comes to society and contributing to the communities in which we operate. It forms an integral part of our sustainability agenda. Whenever possible, we try to make a positive difference to the world around us. We engage with people and partner with various organisations to help bring the Akzo Nobel brand to life, while also supporting deserving and sustainable projects and causes. Our CSR agenda is based on pillars of education, economic development through skill building and preventive healthcare & sanitation.

Over the years, our commitment to the development of our country and our communities has always remained significant, and a guiding principle of the way we do business.

Empowering Education
  1. AkzoNobel is committed towards all round educational development of under privileged children in India. The flagship education project of AkzoNobel is ‘Parivartan’ which is being implemented in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka. Parivartan is transforming the lives of more than 5,000 children through using education as a medium and therefore we have named it ‘Parivartan’. In this project we offer early childhood education to children from 2-6 years, non-formal education to out of school children to bring them back to the school and remedial education to under privileged children to improve their grades and stop them from dropping out of school. Apart we also promote sports and life skill sessions in schools to ensure all round psychosocial and physical development of children.
Vocational Skill Training
  1. In synergy with Govt. of India’s (GOI) flagship programme ‘Skill India’, Akzo Nobel has initiated skill training in painting to promote employability among youth. In this regard, Akzo Nobel has opened up Akzo Nobel Paint Academy in nine cities of India (Delhi, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Gorakhpur, Kochi and Bengaluru) which offer skill training in Decorative Paints and Vehicle Refinish. The short term skill training in Vehicle Refinish is one of the first of its kind training in the country which is helping hundreds of youth get skilled employment in the automobile sector. Similarly, the Decorative Paint trainees who are trained by us are the new-age painters who are redefining skill and occupational safety level of painting profession. These skill trainings are opening up a sustainable livelihood option for youth as well as adding skilled labour force in the country’s asset base.
Community Health
  1. AkzoNobel as part of its societal commitment works closely with specialized health agencies and NGO’s to provide preventive and curative health care to communities around its operational area and beyond. As a part of provision of health care services, it uses latest technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tele health to detect diseases and provide access of specialized diagnostic services to local communities specially in remote areas. We call this project Arogya Disha which means leading towards a disease-free direction.
    Arogya Sakha: As an extension of Arogya Sakha project of Bengaluru, a new project named ‘Arogya Sakha’ has been exclusively started for decorative painters and their families. In this project, the beneficiaries get access of more than five specialist doctors through tele medicine.

A short film on how Arogya Sakha Project is making a difference in people’s life

Awards and Recognition

Awards are important recognition by our different stakeholders of the dedication and hard work Akzo Nobel has put over the past two years in making a difference in people’s lives. We are humbled to receive the below awards :

  • Awarded as the best corporate amongst ‘Emerging Companies’ category at the 2nd ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) CSR Excellence Award, 2017

  • Awarded prestigious Golden Peacock CSR award 2016 by Institute of Directors for best all round CSR initiatives

  • Akzo Nobel wins Golden Globe Tiger CSR 2019 Awards for promoting skill development among underprivileged youth of India

Highlights of our current CSR projects

  • In synergy with GOI’s ‘Skill India’ mission, trained more than 6,500 youth in Decorative Paints and Vehicle Refinish and linked them with employment.

  • Working with more than 25,000 children and citizens to sensitise and spread awareness about road safety.

  • Transforming the lives of more than 5,000 underprivileged children by providing non-formal and remedial education.

  • Providing access of specialized health services to 10,000 villagers and 1,20,000 painters and their families through Tele Medicine.

AkzoNobel CSR at a glance