As we see it, quality goes far beyond products, procedures and services. Quality is reflected in our drive for responsible and structured work, open communication and transparency. Our philosophy of listening to our customers and focusing on their needs determines the way we think and work, and is expressed in our Quality Policy.

 

We know that no company operates in a vacuum, and that our activities can affect our staff, customers, host community and the environment. Our aim is to do everything in our power to ensure that our activities benefit our stakeholders and have as little adverse effect on health, safety and the environment as is humanly and technically possible.

In our view, caring for people and the environment is a prerequisite for long-term success and of course we comply with environmental laws and regulations.

To help us to realise and adhere to the above aims, we have adopted the principles of the Programme of Responsible Care set out by the International Council of Chemical Associations.

AkzoNobel's Ethylene amine / Ethanolamine plants in Stenungsund, Sweden and Ningbo, China are certificated in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

In September 2006, the Stenungsund site obtained the Energy Management System Certificate (ISO 50001:2011) for the first time. Since April 2017, our Ningbo Ethylene oxide, Ethanolamines and Ethylene amines production units are also certified according to OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety management system).  You will find copies of these certificates in our download section.