Slavery, servitude, forced labor and human trafficking (modern slavery) are infringements of human rights which have a profound, negative impact on people’s lives. AkzoNobel has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery of any kind.
At AkzoNobel, we recognize the human rights of all people as outlined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and our responsibility to respect human rights as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We strive to prevent the infringement of human rights and to remediate the possible impact on human rights resulting from our activities or products. We impose the same standards and expectations on the business partners that we engage with. In turn, we expect our business partners to apply equivalent principles and seek to actively support them in their implementation where needed.