Sustainability at Evonik

Sustainability Organization and Management

The executive board bears overall responsibility for sustainability at Evonik. Direct responsibility is assigned to the chief human resources officer, who is also responsible for all climate-related aspects.

The Corporate Responsibility division sets the strategic framework for sustainability management and coordinates group-wide implementation in close collaboration with other central functions and the operating segments.

Responsibility for sustainability management at Evonik is set out in a corporate policy. The HR Executive Committee monitors the global implementation of Evonik’s sustainability strategy. The Committee comprises the chief human resources officer, the industrial relations directors of the segments, and the heads of Corporate ESHQ, Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Human Resources.

Decision-making competence for group-wide sustainability projects is delegated to the CR Panel, which is chaired by the head of Corporate Responsibility. The members are the strategic CR partners of the segments, the corporate functions, and representatives of the workforce. As defined in its rules of procedure, the CR Panel meets at least twice a year. The work of the CR Panel is supported by the global corporate responsibility committee, which is responsible for the operational realization and promotion of sustainability aspects. Where necessary, specialist input is provided by project-based CR expert circles.