SDG 16

Peace, Justice and strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.


Peace, justice and sustainability are mutually dependent – without peace and justice, sustainable development cannot take place, without sustainable development there will be no peace and justice. Strong accountable institutions are guarantors of peace and justice. Bribery and corruption not only undermine the rule of law and human rights, they hinder economic growth, prevent investment in education and health, make it harder to create jobs, and ultimately lead to social injustice.
Strong institutions are of great importance, especially for companies and their employees. They ensure legal certainty, protect the property of companies and guarantee the rights of employees.

Examples of our contribution

  • Evonik takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and has extensive internal rules and regulations, such as the "Code of Conduct", the "Code of Conduct for Suppliers", the "Global Social Policy", the "Declaration of Human Rights Principles" and "Values for the Environment, Health, Safety and Quality". These Group-wide fundamentals make Evonik a reliable business partner in international trade.


  • Evonik is a member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to respecting and supporting the ten principles laid down therein on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.