Press release
July 13, 2017

Evonik Wins Singapore Patron of the Arts Award

  • Evonik has been awarded for its contribution of creativity and innovation to the arts and culture of Singapore.
  • Wide recognition for Evonik corporate citizenship 

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, was honored with the Patron of the Arts Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore, for their efforts in promoting and developing Singapore’s arts landscape. The award was presented to Evonik at the annual 2017 Patron of the Arts Awards by Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth on July 12.

As a creative industrial group from Germany, Evonik has been consistently strengthening its dedication to corporate responsibility. Over the past years Evonik has been sponsoring various German institutions in Singapore, including donations and internships for local students. Besides education, Evonik has also been eager to drive the cross cultural dialogue between Germany and Singapore, by bringing to the country a 2.7 meters high bronze statue of Beethoven carved by German sculptor Markus Lüpertz, to a local university to further develop German art and cultural awareness in the country.

“I feel delighted and honored for receiving this significant award on behalf of Evonik, this recognition by the National Arts Council of Singapore is a testament to Evonik’s continued efforts in leveraging creativity and innovation to shape the future of our society,” said Peter Meinshausen, Regional President of Evonik Asia Pacific South. “Sustainable development and corporate responsibility have always been the key to the company’s success, hence we will continue to support the development of a constantly changing society and help people, especially students, prepare for a promising future.”

Instituted in 1983, the Patron of the Arts Awards celebrate and recognize organizations and individuals who have contributed significantly, either in cash, in-kind or loans of artefacts or artwork, to the development of the arts in Singapore. The 2017 Awards is the 34th edition and recognizes contribution made between 1 January and 31 December 2016.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, high innovative prowess and an encouraging and trustful corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.

Evonik in South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand

Headquartered in Singapore, Evonik is present in the SEAANZ region with production sites, sales offices, innovation and technical service centers located in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With more than 1,000 employees in the region, the company steadily grows its footprint in SEAANZ by expanding its regional operations in response to the growing demand. Evonik Industries has been establishing customer relationships and importing a broad range of products in the region since the 1920’s.


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