Sustainability Targets

Sustainability AT EVONIK


Below you find an overview of our sustainability targets.

Strategy and growth
  • Step up dialogue with key stakeholder groups

Governanace and compliance
  • Update the Code of Conduct for Evonik's employees by 2017

  • Develop and introduce a Group-wide HR-KPI system

  • Ongoing development of Group-wide master policies on remuneration and fringe benefits

Value chain and products
  • Continue to analyze potential risk suppliers through the TfS (annual target) 

  • Renewed review of suppliers assessed in 2012 and 2013

  • Conduct at least 20 initial supplier sustainability audits through TfS 

  • Continue follow-up of audits performed in 2015

  • Continue internal sustainability training for at least 60 percent of procurement staff affected by the TfS initiative

  • Total R&D expenses of over €4 billion by 2025

  • Further structuring of the sustainabilitiy analysis of Evonik´s business, plus plans for external validation of the method

  • RSPO certification of three further Evonik sites

the environment
  • Conduct at least 60 ESHQ audits 

  • Reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent by 2020

  • Reduce specific water intake by 10 percent by 2020

  • Accident frequency indicator ≤ 1.3

  • Improvement in incident frequency indicator (Cefic Process Safety Performance Indicator) in the manufacturing units ≤ 48

  • Follow-up on Employee Survey 2015: derive and implement safety-related measures by year-end 2017

  • Risk evaluation for at least 99 percent of all substances marketed in quantities exceeding 1 metric ton p.a.

  • Further evaluation of all products containing > 0.1 percent of chemicals of very high concern

Strategy and growth
  • Ongoing development of methods and indicators for sustainable portfolio management

  • Analysis of sustainability requirements in individual markets and regions

  • Harmonization of internal sustainability reporting processes and monitoring systems

Governance and compliance
  • Female Executive Board members:≥20% or 25%

  • Supervisory Board: ≥ 30% female and ≥ 30% male members

  • Women at the first and second management levels below the Executive Board: 20% at each level

  • Antitrust law: draw up a risk roadmap for all business lines and define measures

  • Code of Conduct: introduce an externally managed whistleblower system

  • Establish a learning strategy for the ongoing development of various employee groups

  • Roll out our updated employer branding campaign

  • Conduct an annual pulse check of the employee survey

Value Chain and Products
  • Structured presentation of the sustainability performance of the business lines in the chemical segments

  • Extend life cycle assessments to approx. 80% of the external sales of our chemical segments

  • Conduct at least 20 supplier sustainability audits under the shared audit principle of the Together for Sustainability initiative

  • Continue the analysis of suppliers of critical raw materials through TfS self-assessments. Evaluate the sustainability performance of 90% of suppliers of critical raw materials by 2020 (status a year-end 2016: 74%)

  • In collaboration with our customers and suppliers, wie aim to further extend our portfolio of RSPO certified palm oil derivatives                                                                                                                 

  • We aim to generate over €1 billion additional sales in the six R&D growth fields we have indentified

  • Increase sales of products and applications developed in the past five years

The environment
  • Reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions by 12% (reference base: 2012)

  • reduce specific water intake by 10% (reference base: 2012)

  • Further reduction in production waste

  • Accident frequency rate ≤ 1.3

  • Incident frequency rate ≤ 48 (reference base 2008 = 100)

  • Revise the management development concept on safety

  • Occupational Health Performance Index ≥ 5

  • Include further sites in the calculation of the Occupational Health Performance Index (15 in three years)

  • Indentify critical products and drive forward transportation safety standards

  • Draft a training concept to implement the CTU Code

  • Check products for potential classification as polymerizable substances 

  • Establish a risk estimate for > 99% of substances placed on the market in quantities of > 1 metric ton p.a.

  • Make GPS Safety Summaries available via the Evonik website and the ICCA´s GPS portal 

  • Conduct a more far-reaching assessment of all products containing > 0.1% hazardous chemicals of high concern (hChC)


Sustainability Report 2016

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Sustainability Report 2016 (pdf, 5,76 MB)

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