Responsible handling of chemicals

Safe handling and use of substances is one of the most important requirements placed on the chemical industry by its stakeholders. In its Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Values, Evonik states that it is committed to protecting people and the environment.

For the Chemicals Business Area, that includes product stewardship as defined by the chemical industry’s Responsible Care initiative, which Evonik explicitly supports.

esponsible Care is a global initiative of the chemical industry which imposes a voluntary obligation on thousands of companies with millions of employees to go beyond statutory requirements.

Industry associations in 53 countries participate in this initiative through their own national Responsible Care programs. The overall goals of the Responsible Care initiative are to foster sustainability, promote product stewardship, increase safety at production sites and for local communities, and improve occupational health and environmental protection.

Further information

Find out more about Product Stewardship on our global website