Evonik Industries AG

To create sustainable, value-added solutions for our customers, we apply our purpose “Lead-ing beyond chemistry to improve life, today and tomorrow”. We lead beyond chemistry by networking competencies, perspectives, and partners.

Evonik aims to be a best-in-class specialty chemicals company. Our sustainability strategy defines ambitious goals and management tools to support this aspi-ration and help us translate it into profitable growth. More and more customers expect us to help them achieve their sustainability goals.

We have integrated sustainability into our strategic management process and align our portfo-lio systematically to sustainability as a growth driver. We already generate 37 percent of our sales with products and solutions that have a strongly positive sustainability profile (Next Generation Solutions). Evonik has set ambitious climate and water targets. In recent years, we have continuously re-duced our CO2 emissions.

Our contributions to a sustainable transformation are bundled in four Sustainability Focus Are-as (SFA): fight climate change, drive circularity, safeguard ecosystems, and ensure health & wellbeing. For each SFA, we show how Evonik reduces its own ecological footprint and the handprint resulting from the use of our products and solutions in the relevant markets.

We systematically examine the positive and negative effects of our business activities along the value chain. Early identification of future opportunities and risks makes our business model more resilient and sharpens understanding of the long-term value that our activities create for society.

Evonik supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intensively examines its own contributions to achieving them. We have identified the four most important SDGs for the Evonik Group and pay special atten-tion to them.