Two years ago, Akzo Nobel published a sustainability strategy, which included some very interesting ambitions from a producer’s point of view, but it was not detailed enough to make me jump up and down with excitement.

A couple of weeks ago, the Dutch chemical company DSM made a public statement, announcing that they aim to phase out all chemicals of high concern from their coating resins product line.

This is of course big industry news and something that will be followed with great interest by all kinds of stakeholders.

ChemSec’s Executive Director Anne-Sofie Bäckar already mentioned this statement in an opinion piece a couple of weeks ago. Since then, DSM has released a more detailed background document that aims to explain what the phase-out plan actually means in detail.