SDG 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


Urbanization is a global phenomenon: While 30 percent of people lived in the world's urban centers in the mid-20th century, the figure has now risen to 57 percent and is expected to increase to around 60 percent by 2030. There are already more than 34 metropolitan regions ("megacities"), each with more than 10 million inhabitants.

Companies have a very important role to play in shaping livable and sustainable cities in order to build energy- and climate-efficient structures that can be used in the long term.

Examples of our contributions

From the roof to the foundation, and from protecting ancient national treasures to building the cities of the future. Evonik has solutions for almost all aspects of construction.

As one of the world’s most innovative specialty chemicals companies, we are defined by our creativity, energy, and passion for our products and for our customers. Whether it be solving a customer’s current problems, improving their existing products for the future, or finding new, innovative solutions to difficult challenges. We want to be your specialty chemicals partner in the construction industry. Let us build a better world, together.



The element of the future providing passive house quality via an innovative insulation system based on CALOSTAT®. 


CALOSTAT® as super insulation material and AEROSIL® as a raw material for insulation materials, e.g. like VIP and HTI are high performance materials within the market segment thermal insulation, enabling fire protection and super insulation over a wide temperature range.


Evonik is providing a broad range of technologies to serve the road construction industry. VESTENAMER® and TEGO® Addibit products provide solutions for today‘s requirements such as durability, reduction of emissions and energy consumption, and thus support sustainable road construction and maintenance.


Protection of new and renovated concrete surfaces is key to ensure protection against environmental influences.


With our advanced construction additives we offer solutions that enhance our customers‘ performance and value. Long-term relationships based on trust and face-to-face consulting is the basis of our work.


The leading technologies used to manufacture insulating fire-resistant glass are based on glass plates separated by intumescent layers, which are composed of a highly viscose solution of alkali silicates and appropriate organic additives. The key enabler to manufacture glass according to this technology in a simple processis AERODISP® W 1244, a ready to use formulation based on propriatory silica technology.