The world needs innovation. If we want prosperity for everyone and the sustainable use of resources, we have to fi nd new and better solutions. And Evonik Industries aims to do its part. We believe that innovation is also an important driver of profi table growth. Only through innovation can we open up new markets and keep our competitors at bay in existing ones. We have an ambitious goal: to become one of the world’s most innovative companies. To achieve this goal, we systematically invest in new products, applications, and technologies. And we give our employees the free rein they need to develop creative ideas and successfully bring them to market maturity.