We accept responsibility

We accept responsibility for our businesses, our employees, the environment and the society. For us, responsible action and economic success belong inseparably together. We began early on to anchor ecological and social criteria in our business decisions in order to pursue new, sustainable paths.

Sustainability Report 2021 published

"Today and Tomorrow" - the title of our latest sustainability report is reflecting the forward-looking mindset that drives our our specialty chemical business. You can read more about the content by following the link or you can download the report here.

Special publication: Sustainable Focus Areas

This publication is taken out of the Sustainability Report 2021. Young employees share their personal views of the challenges and experiencd specialists explain how they drive forward sustainability at Evonik.

New: Sustainability at a glance

Together with Evonik you can go on a journey of discovery. The updated PDF-brochure “Sustainability at a glance” makes it possible. Explorers will gain insight into how Evonik conducts its business while driving sustainability. Only some browsers can use the built-in interactivity completely. The brochure is optimized for use with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Circular economy to promote new "value NETWORKS" and innovative technologies

A presentation by Dr. Ralf Kelle

Head of Sustainability Strategy at Evonik

Ten key messages on sustainability at Evonik

Why sustainability is a matter of principle for Evonik—and what it means for Evonik and its stakeholders.

SDGs of relevance for Evonik: A special publication

The publication is an excerpt from the Sustainability Report 2020. It contains information on the (sub)targets of the SDGs relevant to the Evonik Group: good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, responsible consumption & production and climate action.

Corona Special

In this publication we inform about how Evonik came through the global pandemic in 2020. We are not only looking back, but we are also looking to a future that will bring changes caused by the pandemic.

Sustainability strategy 2020+

In constant exchange with our stakeholders and considering the results of our materiality analysis and the Sustainable Development Goals we have developed our Sustainability Strategy 2020+.

Impact Valuation

At Evonik we deal with the effects of our own business activities. For this purpose we regularly measure and analyze the direct and indirect impacts of our business activities from an economic, ecological and social perspective.

Sustainability Analysis

Our sustainability analysis helps our operational units develop their businesses and products in the relevant markets. It supplements our strategic business analyses and identifies opportunities and risks along the value chain.

Recommendations for responsible use of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and derivatives  

Evonik uses renewable raw materials responsibly and supports the use of sustainable palm oil in the supply chain. The following recommendations focus on sustainable sourcing and the responsible use of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and their derivatives.


Sustainability at Evonik

Sustainability is a central element in our claim "Leading Beyond Chemistry". 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.