Strategic Action Areas
With our strategy process we derived an overall sustainability commitment and six overarching action areas, that are crucial to our success as a company in the field of energy & chemicals:
Our Sustainability Commitment
By ensuring outstanding sustainability performance, we aim to create added value for our employees, our shareholders, as well as society, while also protecting the environment. We put our values into action, integrate the principles of sustainable development across our entire value chain, and encourage our employees to participate in them.
Responsible Corporate Governance
We preserve our corporate culture and take responsibility for our actions. We maintain transparency vis-à-vis all stakeholders and are committed to fair competition. We take measures to preclude corruption and bribery from the outset.
Our overarching target: Ensure the future viability and high reputation of our company by pursuing an approach that goes beyond mere compliance and integrates our stakeholders’ expectations into our business activities.
We believe in controlled growth and long-term partnerships. We safeguard our future success with a healthy mix of risks across the business areas, without neglecting ecological and social aspects. We strive to steadily improve our services and offer the highest-quality products and services.
Our overarching target: Fulfilment of the ambitious company vision and long-term transformation of the company away from fossil fuels.
We always strive to prevent product releases, minimize our environmental footprint and use resources efficiently. At the same time, we aim to reduce our relative energy consumption as well as water consumption, reduce ozone-depleting emissions and further optimize our waste and wastewater management.
Our overarching target: Position ourselves as a company that is environmentally friendly in the context of our business activities; one that minimizes its negative impact on the environment wherever possible.
We promote equal opportunities and diversity, and invest in the professional development of our employees. We seek to attract qualified, talented employees and retain them long-term.
Our overarching target: Being a fair employer with strong ethical principles and supporting company growth by recruiting qualified employees and providing them with a diverse and healthy working environment.
Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational health & safety have the highest priority in all our activities. We identify and analyze potential risks and take measures to avoid, prevent, control and limit them.
Our overarching target: Establish a proactive safety culture and continuously improve all our activities with regard to technological, organizational and behavioral safety.
We also take responsibility beyond our core business and support surrounding communities in our five focus areas: environment, education, health, culture & sports, and humanitarian aid. We encourage and support our employees in their volunteer work.
Our overarching target: Improving the well-being and the standard of living in the communities around us through appropriate financial support as well as by supporting employee commitment.