We accept responsibility.

At Evonik we believe that responsible action and business success are inseperable. We began early on to entrench environmental and social criteria in our corporate decisions so that we could strike out in new and sustainable directions.


New Sustainability Strategy 2020+ adopted

Evonik’s climate and sustainability strategy 2020+ focuses on three aspects: the climate, water, and portfolio management.

Revised sustainability analysis of our business

Enhancements of the sustainability analysis are a prerequisite for implementing sustainability aspects in decision processes.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of relevance for Evonik

In 2018, Evonik identified the SDGs of relevance to the company on the basis of business-specific factors and the criteria that different stakeholder groups consider to be particularly relevant.

Further Gold Rating for Evonik

For the sixth time in succession, the rating agency EcoVadis assessed the sustainability performance of Evonik with a Gold Rating,

Our Topics at a glance

Sustainability at Evonik

Sustainability is a central element in our claim "Power to Create". Evonik is the one providing innovative solutions that help to make our lives more sustainable, more healthy, and more comfortable.

Governance & Compliance

Good and responsible management of the company (Corporate Governance) is not only an important element of Evonik’s corporate philosophy, it is also a sustainability topic of high relevance. 

Value Chain & Products

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.


Protecting our environment and the climate are major global challenges of our age. Maintaining the natural basis of life for future generations is part of our corporate responsibility. 


People who want to make a difference can find a variety of global career and development opportunities at Evonik. We promise our employees: “Exploring Opportunities. Growing together.“ 


Safety and health protection are top of our agenda. They have the highest priority, even before sales and profits. Protecting the health and employability of our employees, and preventing accidents and incidents at work, in the operation of our production facilities, during transportation and on the way to and from work are of central importance to Evonik.


Social commitment has a firm place in Evonik’s corporate culture and our understanding of values. We regard it as our contribution to the sustainable development of society. 

Sustainability Report 2018

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

Brochure "Listening pays off"

Learn how Evonik uses ideas to create the future.