AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - AkzoNobel has been ranked in first place in the Chemicals supersector on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI).

In the latest listing, AkzoNobel achieved a total score of 93, improving on last year's second place. The company has been ranked in the top three since 2007, when AkzoNobel last topped the list.

Regarded as one of the world's foremost sustainability indices, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators.