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VoLuntary Commitments and memberships


Sustainability at Evonik

We are committed to comply with and implement numerous internationally recognized standards, initiatives and programs. We complemented them with own guidelines and principles of conduct.

We distinguish between internal and external commitments.

Here you find some examples of our internal commitments
  • Code of Conduct for Evonik’s employees
         Our Code of Conduct is summarizing general principles and obligations which all employees have to observe.
  • Global Social Policy
         The Global Social Policy is committing the company and all employees to observe human rights, the core labor  standards of the International Labor Organisation and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
  • Values for the Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
         Protecting people and the environment, treating our partners fairly and focussing on the needs of our customers.
  • Policy Statement on Human Rights:
         Stipulates our human rights expectations of personnel, business partners and other parties.
  • Code of Conduct for Suppliers
         Thereby we express our expectations to our suppliers.
Examples of external commitments and memberships
  • UN Global Compact
         We are integrating the 10 principles of the Global Compact in our businesses. The principles comprise human rights, labor rights, precautionary environmental protection and fighting corruption.
  • Responsible Care
         Responsible Care is a worldwide intiative of the chemical industry to bring about a continuous improvement in environmental protection, safety and health.
  • Chemie3
         This a joint inititative of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IGBCE), and the German Chemical Industry Employers’s Federation (BAVC) to drive forward sustainable development.

Sustainability Report 2016

Would you like to find out more? Download our current Sustainability Report here.

Sustainability Report 2016 (pdf, 5,76 MB)

Corporate Responsibility Relations