Social commitment has a firm place in Evonik’s corporate culture and our understanding of values. As a company, our aim it to create vallue for society that goes beyond our own growth targets.

Essentially, we make a distinction between donations and sponsorship activities. Our active responsibility and the personal commitment of our employees around the world provide important social impetus in and around our sites.

How we live our social commitment

Our sponsorship is aligned to Evonik’s four competencies- creativity, specialization, self-renewal, and reliability. We only sponsor projects and initiatives that fit our core brand. In addition, our aim is to foster the positive development of society around our sites worldwide.
Our operating units support their own projects tailored to their business and local communities - within our strategic guidelines, which are set out in our policies on donations and sponsorship. Overall, we concentrate our social commitment on the areas of education and science, social projects, culture, and sports.
The Evonik Foundation is only active in Germany.
Overall, Evonik concentrates its social commitment on the following areas:

Education and science

Education and science are prerequisites for the progress and prosperity of society as a whole. Evonik Foundation therefore support education at all levels – from preschool, elementary and secondary school to university degrees (including doctoral degrees), as well as vocational and specialist training. For many years, we have also been involved in programs that give young people opportunities to prepare for work

Social projects

Intact communities and solidarity makes societies viable and worth living in. One special goal is therefore supporting people in difficult circumstances. We therefore provide funding for the Evonik Foundation, for example to enable it to initiate and support projects and initiatives for refugees. In addition, the Evonik Group provides humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural catastrophes.

The arts

Our commitment to culture and the arts has grown out of our core competency “creativity”. We are convinced that encounters with culture and the arts contribute to the ongoing development of society, and foster diversity and open and tolerant co-existence- values that we live daily in our company.


Sport creates bonds that transcend cultural, social and language barriers. It foster tolerance and respect and therefore makes a contribution to peaceful coexistence. Evonik therefore supports both popular sports activities, and elite sports.

Sustainability Report 2019

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