This case study examines how Akzo Nobel is building on the heritage of some of its established coatings for timbers to reflect the importance of sustainable production and effects on the environment. — Edition 6
This case study focuses on how Akzo Nobel, an organisation with many separate business units, an extremely diverse range of products and a large operating area, is developing a common thread of relationships between its business units based on corporate branding that reflects the central values of the company. — Edition 3
This case study focuses on the way in which ICI, one of the UK’s best known companies, has maximised the potential of its people in recent times. — Edition 2
About the chemical industry
The chemical industry is responsible for producing industrial chemicals. Companies within this sector convert raw materials, such as metals and minerals, into over 70,000 different products. The majority of the industry's output comes from polymers and plastics. These materials are vital for other industries such as manufacturing, construction and agriculture. Advancements in technology allow the chemical industry to remain innovative and cater for the specific demands of its consumers.
There are many global corporate producers of chemicals such as BASF and Shell. These organisations have plants in numerous countries around the world.