Published on November 6th, 2016 | by Abdullah Sulehri0
AkzoNobel Partners With Pakistan Green Building Council
AkzoNobel Pakistan is collaborating with Pakistan Green Building Council to to help raise awareness on the utilization of environment friendly products amongst architects, builders, investors, and all involved in public and private development work; people who are the true stakeholders in the sustainable future of Pakistan.
As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals and as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, AkzoNobel strongly believes in responsible corporate citizenship and will be participating at the Green Building Council Expo – Stoneca scheduled to take place from 27th to 29th October at the Karachi Expo Centre.
Speaking about the long-standing partnership with Pakistan Green Building Council (PGBC) Jehanzeb Khan, Chief Executive AkzoNobel said, “We know that our future hinges on our ability to do radically more while using less. More innovation, less traditional solutions; more renewable energy and materials, less fossil-based; more value chain focus, less introvert thinking.This is why sustainability is at the heart of all that we do. We have a commitment to balancing our business priorities with our social, economic and environmental responsibilities in the long term.”
Jehanzeb Khan further added, “We take great pride in being one of the founding members of the PGBC. The Pakistan Green Building Council (PGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost, energy, water and natural resource efficient green buildings and communities.”
AkzoNobel aims to promote and enable design, construction, and operation of buildings through the use of its innovative products, technologies and practices, leading to a reduction in the building sector’s carbon footprint.The company has implemented targets at all levels throughout its business as well, from carbon management to renewable energy, raw material extraction to the use of water.
AkzoNobel has again been included in the Chemical World Index and the Europe Index of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). In Pakistan, the company is a leading paints and coatings manufacturer which supplies lead and chromate free paint to its consumers. Technological innovations such as Dulux Weather shield, a solar reflective paint that reduces temperatures by upto 5 degrees, Dulux Light and Space which reduces the need for indoor lighting, and similar eco-friendly products in the company’s ever-growing industrial and specialty chemical product portfolio that lower the carbon footprint testify the company’s dedication and commitment to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet.