Evonik is convinced that sustainable and responsible business activities are vital for the future of the company. We therefore accept responsibility worldwide — for our business, our employees, society, and the environment.
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 coordinatesgroup-wide implementation in close collaboration with othercentral functions and the operating segments.
Our sustainability strategy 2020+ gives answers to central challenges. It comprises, for example, ambitious climate and water targets. By 2025 we aim to reduce our absolute GHG emissions by 50 percent compared to 2008 as reference base. In future, internal CO2 pricing will be an additional criterion in the management of major investments. Moreover, Evonik will integrate sustainability further into its strategic management processes.
In its portfolio, Evonik has defined four growth engines with a clear focus on sustainability. Today, Evonik generates already around half of its sales with products that make a measurable contribution to improving resource efficiency in the use phase. More than 80 percent of Group’s sales make a positive contribution to achieving the UN SDGs.
Sustainability Strategy 2020+
The strategy comprises three building blocks: climate, water and portfolio management. The central climate goal is to halve absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
The Sustainability Strategy 2020+ was developed in constant dialogue with our stakeholders. Our materiality analysis and the Sustainable Development Goals have been incorporated into this strategy.
Sustainability analysis of our business further developed
By further developing the sustainability analysis of its businesses, Evonik is laying the foundations for embedding sustainability in decision-making processes.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of relevance for Evonik
We have intensively examined our own positive and negative impact on the SDGs for a numbe rof years.
Sustainability Report 2019
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