Rinske van Heiningen

Sustainability Director
AkzoNobel

About

Rinske van Heiningen is Sustainability Director of AkzoNobel (since June 2019), the global sustainability leader in the paints and coatings industry. In this role, she is responsible for the development, implementation and repositioning of the sustainability strategy for AkzoNobel as a focused paints and coatings company.

Rinske joined AkzoNobel in 2011 and since then has been active in several roles from regulatory affairs to innovation management, leading and developing the global approach towards innovating with startups. For AkzoNobel she developed the first global Chemical Startup Challenge and represents/ed the company in various high-level committees and associations like Cefic, the EIP Smart Cities and Communities (European Commission), the action Cluster on Sustainable Districts & Built Environment (European Commission), a thinktank for the Dutch government for the Dutch Urban Agenda and the WBCSD.

Rinske has a master’s degree in marketing and communications and over 24 years of international experience in sustainability, innovation, public and regulatory affairs, strategic marketing and communication (profit and nonprofit), multi stakeholders & change management, building and improving teams and networks in national and multinational matrix organizations.  

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 33,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Media

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Podcast - Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront in Asia Pacific

Thu, 26th Sep 2019

To celebrate World Green Building Week 2019 and the launch of WorldGBC's report Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront, AkzoNobel and WorldGBC have collaborated to produce this two-part video podcast offering a wholesome Asia Pacific and full value chain perspective on addressing embodied carbon.

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AkzoNobel re-claims top industry ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Tue, 12th Sep 2017

AkzoNobel has returned to the top of the influential sustainability ranking system for the fifth time in six years, to lead the rankings for companies in the Chemicals industry.

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Virtuous circle: Exploring the circular economy with global leaders AkzoNobel & Shaw Contract

Thu, 3rd Aug 2017

In this special 'in conversation' piece, AkzoNobel's Chris Cook and Shaw Contract's Todd Jarvis talk to Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, about the “circular economy” approach to business.  

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AkzoNobel raises profile of green building in Asia Pacific by partnering on WorldGBC Regional Network

Fri, 7th Jul 2017

AkzoNobel has become a Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network, elevating the critical role that green buildings can play within the region.

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AkzoNobel joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Thu, 29th Sep 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global paints and coating firm AkzoNobel has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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