Press release
August 1, 2017

Evonik Wins Singapore Sustainable Business Award

  • Evonik has been awarded for its sustainable business practices in the area of in Singapore 
  • Recognition of Evonik’s exceptional sustainability efforts 

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, was honored by the Singapore Sustainable Business Award 2017 in the categories of “Energy Management”, “Best Newcomer” and “Business Responsibility and Ethics – Special Recognition” for the first time. The awards were presented to Evonik by Amy Hing, Deputy Secretary (Policy), Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources at the awards and dinner ceremony on July 31.

Sustainable management and responsible behavior have always been two of the cornerstones of Evonik’s business model. Besides taking further steps to apply sustainability criteria in the management of its operating performance, Evonik also contributes to positive social development at its corporate sites in the region. For example employees from the Map Ta Phut production site in Thailand will help to clean up the neighboring beaches regularly. Whilst in Vietnam, young managers from Evonik would volunteer to build safe and functional shelters for needy families.

“We are delighted to receive this award, it is in recognition of the company’s outstanding success in incorporating social and environmental aspects into our corporate strategy and business processes,” said Peter Meinshausen, Regional President of Evonik Asia Pacific South. The company has been continuously optimizing the sustainability of the business operations over the years. Last year Evonik has been included in the top group of the renowned indexes Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe for the first time, and has also been honored by the German Sustainability Award 2016.

Conducted in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Sustainable Business Awards aims to increase awareness of sustainability best-practices and demonstrate how green and responsible business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future.

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.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.