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"Prime" status for sustainable investment

August 13, 2014

Essen (Germany). The sustainability rating agency Oekom Research has awarded Evonik with the prime status for the comprehensive commitment to sustainability management. Evonik was rated for the first time and immediately received an overall rating of B- in the chemical industry. This assessment of its sustainability performance placed the Group in the top field of the chemical industry. 

Oekom Research particularly appraised Evonik’s environmental management, climate strategy, the measures taken to evaluate substance or product risks, but also the corporate governance. 


Company information
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


Disclaimer
In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

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