AkzoNobel receives Environment Responsibility Award from Cefic
has been presented with this year’s Environment Responsibility Award from the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).
“It’s encouraging to see our determined efforts to collaborate and innovate being recognized by Cefic,” said AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker. Four projects in the Netherlands were singled out to demonstrate AkzoNobel’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility: a 12-year partnership to use bio-steam in Delfzijl; the development of a zero emission public transport system using hydrogen buses in Groningen; a waste-to-chemistry consortium; and a long-term agreement with several partners to purchase power from two new wind farms.
The Cefic awards recognize the top achievers in the EU chemical industry with a particular emphasis on excellence in health, safety and environmental standards. The other two main winners were Solvay SA and Total Refining & Chemicals.