Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Innovation forms the foundation of our work and, at the same time, is our core area of expertise. We therefore invest significantly in research and development, and work closely with universities, research institutes and our customers. With sustainable product innovations, we can help to reduce the volume of resources and energy consumed by both our customers and consumers.

As early as 2012, we introduced a process for logging and assessing our sustainability performance in product development. Using specific indicators based on the concept of planetary boundaries, we assess the contribution that each and every project makes to sustainability. We’re constantly further developing existing products and focusing on redesigning and completely overhauling processes using modern chemistry and innovative technologies. This radical approach brings groundbreaking possibilities: For instance, it eliminates by-products, improves raw material efficiency and significantly reduces the carbon footprint of our products.