AkzoNobel is backing the Dutch government’s bid to join the Mission Innovation coalition. Announced by Bill Gates at the COP21 in Paris last year, this global initiative works to create ‘green’ jobs and up affordability of clean energy for consumers.

“We’re more than happy to give our support to initiatives such as Mission Innovation, which aims to make life more liveable by providing people with real economic and environmental benefits,” said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s Director of Sustainability. “We can’t afford to wait – clean energy R&D is vital to our future.

“There is also a strong fit with our own Planet Possible approach to sustainability, which is focused on resource efficiency and finding ways to do more with less. Almost 40 percent of our energy use already comes from renewable energy and we’re working hard to increase that figure.”