SINGAPORE, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, was awarded with special recognition in the categories of “Business Responsibility and Ethics” and “Supply Chain Management” at the Sustainability Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2018, further underpinning the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability. Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, honoured Evonik and other winning companies at the awards ceremony on July 26.
The recognition specifically highlights Evonik’s consistent and outstanding approach to its sustainability agenda. For example, in the area of supply chain management, Evonik is taking active steps to perform a sustainability evaluation of 90 percent of suppliers of critical raw materials by the end of 2020. Last year Evonik won the SBA 2017 for the very first time in the categories of “Energy Management”, “Best Newcomer” and “Business Responsibility and Ethics – Special Recognition.”
“We are honoured to be recognized by SBA once again. Having received this award is an affirmation of the positive impact our sustainability efforts have created along the entire value chain,” said Peter Meinshausen, President of Evonik Asia Pacific South. “We are committed beyond our operations and product portfolio, we continue to provide long-term value for the markets we operate in. We align all our businesses consequently to be as sustainable and resource efficient as possible. Our customers are our partners in this future driven strategy.”
Evonik is positioned among the leaders in the chemical industry in significant sustainability ratings and is included in major sustainability-oriented index families.
The SBA is conducted by Global Initiatives in partnership with leading international professional firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Awards aim to increase awareness of sustainable business best-practices and to demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2017, the enterprise generated sales of €14.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.36 billion.
EVONIK ASIA PACIFIC SOUTH
Headquartered in Singapore, Evonik is present in the Asia Pacific South region with production sites, sales offices, innovation and technical service centers located in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With more than 1,800 employees in the region, the company steadily grows its footprint in Asia Pacific South by expanding its regional operations in response to the growing demand. Evonik Industries has been establishing customer relationships and importing a broad range of products in the Asia Pacific South region since the 1920’s.
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