Chris Cook

Global Sustainability Director


Chris is Sustainability Director for the Decorative Paints business of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest coatings company and a leading supplier of speciality chemicals.  He has held a number of commercial roles within AkzoNobel and ICI. He took responsibility for sustainability firstly in the UK and Ireland Paints business, famous for its Dulux brand, and then for the global Decorative Paints business five years ago.

In 2012 he jointly led the development of the AkzoNobel sustainability strategy under the banner of Planet Possible and alongside his Decorative Paints role he is now responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Planet Possible programme across the whole of AkzoNobel.

Chris is married with two teenage daughters and is based in the UK.  


AkzoNobel are a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, AkzoNobel supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, their innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.



AkzoNobel re-claims top industry ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Tue, 12th Sep 2017

AkzoNobel has returned to the top of the influential sustainability ranking system for the fifth time in six years, to lead the rankings for companies in the Chemicals industry.

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Virtuous circle: Exploring the circular economy with global leaders AkzoNobel & Shaw Contract

Thu, 3rd Aug 2017

In this special 'in conversation' piece, AkzoNobel's Chris Cook and Shaw Contract's Todd Jarvis talk to Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, about the “circular economy” approach to business.  

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AkzoNobel raises profile of green building in Asia Pacific by partnering on WorldGBC Regional Network

Fri, 7th Jul 2017

AkzoNobel has become a Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network, elevating the critical role that green buildings can play within the region.

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AkzoNobel joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Thu, 29th Sep 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global paints and coating firm AkzoNobel has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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