Sustainability 

#WeCare

Sustainability is an important issue. That is why we place sustainability at the center of everything we do. The responsible use of resources and environmentally conscious actions are key aspects that we consider in all our business decisions, not only when developing products. In this campaign, we want to show you how #WeCare.

Sustainability stories

France| Advanced Botanicals

At Evonik we are optimizing our processes to avoid depletion of natural resources. With Evonik Advanced Botanicals, for example, we have developed a process for cultivating plant biomass under laboratory conditions to recover beneficial extracts and to achieve very high yield of complex and unique phytochemistry. The technology is based on the plants’ ability to produce a broad spectrum of secondary metabolites when required under specific stresses, enabling the production of plant extracts with a high concentration of the desired bioactive substances. Through this process we are working to achieve our sustainability ambitions while adding value for our customers.

Further sustainability stories

Germany | No printed catalogues

Our colleagues joined forces and decided to transform the traditional printed product catalogue into a purely digital solution. This is already in place on our customer portal intoCleaning and our website. “We have come up with a product hub that contains updated product information, readily available 24/7 for our customers.”

Germany | Paperless office

Our colleagues from Customer Service had the wonderful idea of reducing the team's paper use to a minimum. "By using a second monitor, we were able to digitalize our processes completely. The whole working process is saving us  a lot of paper.”, said Valentina Cortellazzi (Customer Service & Business Analysis).

Brazil | Change your perspective for even better ideas 

Using resources responsibly and acting with an environmental conscience are key to building a sustainable world. That's why our colleagues in our Evonik São Paulo office came up with an internal project to rethink actions. One project goal was to replace single-use plastics, or disposable plastics at the Evonik São Paulo office.

China | Shanghai CSO plant 

Our Shanghai CSO plant is taking big steps to reduce GHG emissions in production processes. By switching the whole plant to renewable electricity, utilizing solar energy to heat water and optimizing processes, more than 5 kt/year of CO2 emissions can be saved in 2021.