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Products with Impact: 2021 results 

Beckers’ overall goal is to provide coatings that deliver value beyond the surface.

GRI 2–24, 3–3

Our 2030 Sustainability Strategy sets the course for achieving this. By 2030, we want to deliver surface solutions that help advance society while protecting the planet. This means we seek to minimize the harmful substances in our coatings, that they will be responsibly derived and provide functional sustainability benefits.

Interview with our new CTO Gavin Bown

In our Product Stream interview, Gavin looks back at what made him proud in 2021. As a first highlight, he explains how Beckers created the position of a Global Product Sustainability Director to drive our products' sustainability. Moreover, he emphasizes the progress regarding the Beckers Sustainability Index, which guides our customers on their own sustainability journeys. To find out which further achievements in the Products Stream Gavin is proud of and what he and his colleagues intend to focus on in 2022, watch the video below.

Our goals and indicators to track our actions’ effectiveness

Our 2030 Goals


sales are net-sustainable products


new R&D products are net-sustainable

open_in_newFor detailed information see our table with targets and indicators

Indicators to evaluate progress on net-sustainable product sales





Industrial coatings baseline completion for the material part

We need to evaluate all our products with the BSI. The baseline is to get a first understanding and fully develop the BSI for Industrial Coatings. 

2021 Target: Industrial Coatings product portfolio assessed & BSI scoring logic set

  • Achieved

Number of coil coatings Concern products identified

All Concern products need to be identified so they can be phased out and removed from the product portfolio within five years.

2021 Target: All Concern products identified

  • In progress (based on data available in 2021, 296 products identified)

Volume of coil coating products assessed in BSI

We need to assess all our products according to BSI criteria in order to be able to measure and manage progress toward net-sustainable sales.

2021 Target: 80% of the volume sold reported in the BSI

  • In progress (90% of the volume sold reported for the material part)

Product Sustainability Training (e.g. BSI)

Our customer-facing employees must be trained to understand, talk about and enabled to effectively apply and promote the BSI tool in customer meetings.

2021 Target: BSI training completed

  • In progress (in 2021 all R&D Managers and local BSI experts were trained on BSI)

Indicators to evaluate progress on net-sustainable R&D





New re-defined R&D process set-up

We revised the R&D strategy and process at Beckers to focus more closely on R&D and Innovation activities related to the development of more sustainable products.

2021 Target: New redefined R&D process built and approved

  • Achieved

Baseline assessment of R&D products

We need to assess all our R&D products according to BSI criteria in order to be able to measure and manage progress toward net-sustainable R&D.

2021 Target: R&D products baseline assessment 100% completed

  • In progress

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