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AkzoNobel India, a leading multinational in the field of coatings and specialty chemicals has been honoured with the prestigious “Golden Peacock Award” for Corporate Social Responsibility 2016 at the 11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Bengaluru. The award is bestowed by Institute of Directors (IID) in association with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and TIMES NOW news channel, to companies who have displayed excellence in CSR across various sectors. The awards’ jury was headed under the Chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.

AkzoNobel India has been awarded for its outstanding work in promoting education among children across India. It has been supporting and investing on the education of more than 7000 children in Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka. Aptly named as Parivartan, the flagship education project of AkzoNobel India is helping transform lives of thousands of children. As part of this project, AkzoNobel India partnered with respective State Governments to offer early childhood education to children in the age group of 2-6 years, non-formal education to out of school children to bring them back to the school and remedial education to underprivileged children to improve their grades and stop them from dropping out of school. In addition, AkzoNobel has also been supporting road safety education through creating awareness amongst more than 5000 children in Mohali and involving them in educating the larger society through their successful campaign named ‘Mission Salamati’.

Commenting on this award Mr Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, Managing Director, AkzoNobel India said, “We are delighted to be recognized for our community initiatives. We have a long history of giving back to the communities in which we operate and this award reinforces our sustained commitment to improving, energising and regenerating the communities we serve. We believe that education plays a vital and transformational role in the lives of children. And we are committed to empower children with knowledge and skills enabling them to lead a fulfilling life.”

Over the past six decades, AkzoNobel has initiated activities related to key issues such as health, education, livelihood, environment and skill development. Through its initiatives, the company supports inclusive growth and equitable development in the society.

About AkzoNobel India:

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colour to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energising cities and communities while creating a protected, colourful world where life is improved by what we do.

AkzoNobel India has been present in India for over 60 years and is a significant player in the paints industry. In 2008, the company became a member of the AkzoNobel Group. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Interpon. With employee strength of close to 1,900, AkzoNobel India has manufacturing sites, offices and a distribution network spread across the country. All manufacturing facilities have a state-of-the-art environmental management system. Its commitment to Health, Safety, Environment & Security (HSE&S) has been among the best in class globally, with due care being taken to protect the people and the environment

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