Our business

Progressive climate change, feeding the growing world population, and using limited resources responsibly are some of the global challenges addressed by the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Our products and solutions provide important answers to future-oriented questions like these.

All of Evonik's business processes are based on the principle of responsible corporate governance. With this in mind, we see sustainability as an approach that encompasses the entire value chain. This means that in addition to our own production and business processes as well as the products marketed ("gate to gate"), we always look at the supply chain of our raw materials, goods and services ("upstream") as well as the product benefits for our direct customers and their applications in the end markets ("downstream").

We are seeing a growing demand from our customers for products for energy-efficient and resource-saving applications. We serve this interest with innovative solutions to which we contribute our expertise as one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Our particular strength is the close, cooperative partnership with our customers. This gives us a good strategic starting position to identify promising developments in our markets at an early stage and to open up new growth areas.

None of these end markets account for more than 20 percent of our sales. Thanks to this focus on a wide range of applications and its global positioning, Evonik operates in an environment with numerous competitors, both global and regional.

In 2023, Evonik generated 83 percent of its sales outside Germany and operates in over 100 countries. We operate production facilities at 104 locations in 27 countries on six continents, putting us close to our markets and customers.