Integration of Sustainability
Business success tomorrow means creating value for the environment, society and business. This is why sustainability has been reinforced as a cornerstone of our updated corporate strategy. Using the various tools of our sustainability management, we carry out our company purpose: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.” We systematically incorporate sustainability into our business. We understand future sustainability trends and derive appropriate measures for our business to seize business opportunities and minimize risks along the value chain.
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:
- We source responsibly
- We produce safely for people and the environment
- We produce efficiently
- We value people and treat them with respect
- We drive sustainable products and solutions
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.