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Our Purpose

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources.

We live our corporate purpose by:

  • Sourcing and producing responsibly
  • Acting as a fair and reliable partner
  • Connecting creative minds to find the best solutions for market needs

For us, this is what successful business is all about.

As an integrated global chemical company, we make important contributions in the following three areas:

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Resources, environ­ment and climate

Dramatically rising energy demand is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. In addition, access to clean water and efficient use of resources are becoming increasingly important.
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Food and nutrition

A growing world population obviously needs correspondingly more food. And it will be necessary to enhance nutrition quality.
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Quality of life

Population growth and globalization present further challenges. Aspirations differ greatly from region to region and among different social groups, but there is a common ambition: people want to improve their individual quality of life.

In pursuing them, we act in accordance with four strategic principles.

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We create chemistry