Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance, in other words, responsible and targeted management and supervision, forms an integral part of Evonik’s business processes. It is designed to strengthen trust in our company, allowing for a sustained increase in value. At the same time, good corporate governance enhances transparency for all stakeholders and firmly anchors responsible conduct in the company.

Apart from compliance with the provisions of the German Stock Corporation Act, Evonik's commitment to the German Corporate Governance Code (the "Code") provides the starting point to ensure that the management and supervision of the company are executed in a responsible manner and geared towards bringing about a sustained increase in corporate value.

In addition to key statutory provisions on the management and supervision of German listed companies, the Code, which was adopted by the "Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code", contains recommendations and suggestions based on nationally and internationally recognized standards of responsible corporate governance. The Code's aim is to ensure that corporate governance in Germany is transparent and understandable in order to foster the confidence of investors, customers, employees and the general public in the management and supervision of listed companies.

Evonik's Executive and Supervisory Boards identify with the objectives of the Code.