ARNHEM, the Netherlands - Tens of thousands of people have benefited from an initiative by Akzo Nobel, which, since it was launched in June of last year, has made €10 million available to support deserving community projects all over the world.

The Akzo Nobel Community Program is designed to encourage employees to play a more active role in helping society by making funds available that can be used to assist worthwhile local causes. To date, more than 150 projects on five continents have benefited from the financial and hands-on assistance it offers.