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

AkzoNobel, the global paints and coating firm, 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 and in the fight against climate change.

The company, which is already a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, will work closely with WorldGBC and its network of 15 Green Building Councils in the region to promote awareness of the significance and impact of green buildings and wider sustainability initiatives.

Tai Lee Siang, Chairman of WorldGBC, said:

“We need to empower our community to drive change, and in order to achieve better results, there needs to be more industry involvement and adoption of sustainable practices in every aspect of design, development, operations and more importantly, behavioural change, across entire regions.”

Jeremy Rowe, Managing Director at AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, South East & South Asia, Middle East, added:

“We’re committed to developing a more sustainable business and creating more value from fewer resources.  We are taking on a ground-up approach by encouraging a continuous regional dialogue through the ‘Human Cities’ series of symposiums in several cities including Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. These are held in Asia where government and private sector will jointly sit together.”

AkzoNobel’s Human Cities Initiative underscores the company’s commitment to improving and regenerating urban communities across the world. Since it was launched in 2014, the Human Cities initiative has resulted in 300 projects that have benefited 9 million people worldwide. The company has also invested S$2.92 billion in research and development, and over half of its innovations provide distinct sustainability benefits to its customers and value chains.

AkzoNobel’s wider Planet Possible sustainability agenda aims to ensure the business is carbon neutral and using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.

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