Our approach to sustainability includes the entire value chain. We drive forward the transparency and sustainability of our suppliers and help our customers meet their sustainability targets. In collaboration with them, we want to develop further products and solutions for applications that are resource-efficient and environmentally compatible.

Our Business

Progressive climate change, feeding the growing world population, and using limited resources responsibly are some of the global challenges addressed by the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Our products and solutions provide important answers to future-oriented questions like these.

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Sustainability Analysis

Our aim is to gain the most accurate possible insight into the sustainability challenges and opportunities of our business. We focus especially on market trends and future market developments along the value chain.

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Supply Chain & Raw Materials

We have a significant influence on society and the environment through its procurement volume. We are aware of this responsibility. By selecting suppliers carefully, we do not simply secure and increase their sustainability standards, we also enhance the quality of the entire value chain.

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Production & Processes

Many of our products are based on the use of advanced processes and technologies, which we are continuously improving. At many of our sites, we have backwardly integrated production complexes where we produce key precursors in adjacent production facilities.

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Research & Development

We are proud of our culture of innovation. For high innovative capability is essential for us. It is an important driver for profitable growth and strengthens our leading market and technology positions.

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Key Technologies

Evonik believes that key technologies like biotechnology and nanotechnology are essential to find solutions for pressing future challenges.

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Product Stewardship

One of the most important requirements placed on the chemical industry by its stakeholders is that all substances and products are produced, handled and used not only in conformity with the law but also under safe conditions. 

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Animal Welfare

We need toxicological and ecotoxicological data to be able to assess the safety of our products. From a scientific perspective, tests on animals are still in many cases the only way of generating this data reliably. 

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Sustainability Report 2018

Sustainability Report 2018

Would you like to find out more? Download our current Sustainability Report here.

Sustainability Report 2018  (pdf, 7.53 MB)

Corporate Responsibility Relations