We achieve long-term business success by creating value for the economy, the environment and society. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, a driver for growth as well as an element of our risk management. That is why sustainability is firmly anchored into the organization, governance and our business models. We support our customers in being more sustainable and create new business opportunities that grow our customer relationships. Conducting our business in a responsible, safe, efficient and respectful way promotes societal acceptance of our business activities.
Our products, solutions and technologies contribute to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for example, on sustainable consumption and production, climate action or fighting hunger. In this way, we want to make a lasting contribution to a viable future.
We have defined sustainability focus areas in our corporate strategy to position ourselves in the market and at the same time, meet the growing challenges along the value chain:
Relevant topics resulting from these commitments – such as energy and climate protection, portfolio management, supply chain responsibility, employee engagement, resource efficiency, responsible production and water – form the focal points of our reporting. We integrate these topics into our long-term steering processes to increase societal acceptance and take advantage of business opportunities.