International. AkzoNobel collaboratively launches an innovative approach to the challenge of carbon reduction in the vehicle repair industry, together with strategic partners from across the value chain.
At an event held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, several high-impact exploration teams were formed, focusing on three key themes: energy transition, process efficiency, and circular solutions.
Attendees, including representatives from Allianz, Arval, Boekhorst Autoschade, Centro Zaragoza, Den Elzen Autoschade, Europcar Mobility Group, Grupo Velasco, Toyota and The Vella Group, have agreed to join the next phase, which will allow them to move towards achieving their carbon targets. reduction targets.
For example, one of the six exploration teams will try to optimize and adapt repair manuals for workshops to increase repairability and circularity. Another will look into setting up an academy to train repair and automotive companies to be more sustainable.
"We all have ambitious goals when it comes to tackling climate change, but it's impossible for any of us to achieve them in isolation; collaboration is essential," said Ignacio Román Navarro, Commercial Director, Vehicle Refinish EMEA, AkzoNobel.
"It's been fantastic to see everyone come together, exchange ideas and make a real commitment to jointly explore what's possible. I look forward to seeing how we can overcome the challenges that arose from this program as we strive to collectively accelerate our sustainability journey," Navarro continued.
"This event was a great starting point for us to work together and make a tangible impact on our goals. It's something we simply have to do and, ideally, later on we'll be able to transfer what we're doing to other regions, so they can face similar challenges that will make a real difference in achieving our ambitions," Navarro said.