Quality education is one of the most important keys to break the vicious circle of poverty. Education helps to eliminate inequalities and to create gender equality. Quality education also helps people achieve the other SDGs.
The respective countries are responsible for implementing the human right to education. Companies can help these countries by enabling vocational training and advanced training or developing teaching material, for example, to get well-educated young employees
Examples of our contribution
- In 2022, Evonik trained more than 1,500 young people. Apprentices accounted for 5.3 percent of our workforce in Germany, which is still well above the national average of around 5 percent in both the chemical industry and the industrial sector.
- The vocational training takes place on 16 sites in 22 different recognized trades.
- Well-trained employees are an important competitive advantage. The Global Development Portal as a central point of contact for learning requirements and the Learning and Individualized Library (LILY) are two results of our learning strategy that was developed in collaboration with our employees.
- The “Start in den Beruf” pre-apprenticeship program has proven very effective preparation for youngsters who are not yet ready for a vocational training course. In the 2021/2022 project year, we offered an additional 30 places in this program, bringing the total to 80.
- Through our involvement with BBNE, a sustainable development education forum, we successfully trialed various project weeks to introduce sustainability into dual training courses in 2022.