Press release
Corporate Press
November 11, 2008

Evonik actively accepts its corporate responsibility: Publication of the Group’s Corporate Responsibility strategy

Evonik Industries integrates corporate responsibility (CR) into its business activities and thus makes a contribution to sustainable development. The Evonik Group has therefore developed a CR strategy that addresses megatrends and new ecological and societal challenges and thus supports the development of new business. The strategy also focuses on employees. It is designed to ensure systematic and continual improvements in operational business and all areas of CR activity, including the environment, safety, health, human resources work and compliance. Evonik’s CR strategy and contribution to sustainable development are outlined in a new condensed report "Corporate Responsibility – Strategy and Status".

Evonik’s CR strategy highlights the importance of corporate responsibility for the Group. Dr. Werner Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries: "I am convinced that a responsible attitude towards our business activities, our employees and all other stakeholders is essential for our long-term success. It generates confidence in Evonik by establishing it throughout the world as a fair partner committed to sustainable development.” The Group will utilize opportunities arising from CR and sees its CR strategy as the basis for this. A CR program will be developed in the coming weeks and months to back up the strategy and in future the Group will publish a regular report documenting its progress.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2007 about 43,000 employees generated sales of about €14.4 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of more than €2.2 billion.


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