Evonik uses a comprehensive integrated ESHQE management system that is valid worldwide. The management system is based on legal and normative frameworks and internal regulations. This supports a continuous improvement process in environmental performance.

The implementation of the Group-wide strategy and the binding management system is controlled by a central audit system. Our management system for the environment, safety, health, quality and energy applies to the entire Evonik Group.

Due to the construction and preparation phase required for new units, the rate of production volumes with ISO 14001 certificates fluctuates but is always between 95 and 100 percent.

In 2019, we launched the new global server platform ESTER (Evonik Standard Tool ESHQ and Reporting). We expect significant benefits in terms of simplification and transparency of core ESHQE processes and data collection. The global roll-out followed the configuration of the platform in the first half of 2019. The first phase included the modules "Event Management", "Management of Change", "Risk Assessment" and "Legal Compliance". The launch began in the North America region, followed by Europe and Asia. By mid-2020, we aim to fully integrate all Evonik locations worldwide.


Our goal is to absolutely reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 50 percent by 2025 on the basis of 2008.