Because it’s personal
Caring for beauty - caring for the planet
Our products are extremely personal—consumers quite literally put them on their skin-so their ingredients are of the greatest importance. We’re always striving to come up with better, more beneficial and nourishing formulas so that consumers can fully experience and maintain their natural beauty. And it’s this same attitude that we bring to the environment: to respect, nourish, preserve and enhance it.
Consumers, too, are clearly concerned about issues such as biodiversity loss, the littering of our oceans and over-exploitation of natural resources. No longer an abstract future scenario, this is a tangible reality today—for every one of us. Today’s consumers know that their choices matter when it comes to protecting the beauty of both their skin and the environment. At Evonik, we dedicate our research and development to indirectly enabling consumers to make a positive impact on their personal wellbeing and whilst we are using our natural resources sustainably as possible.
As a company, we’re fully conscious of the impact our activities have on the environment and society. While our overall impact may be small, there’s always scope for innovative new solutions. When it comes to our business processes, product portfolio and the raw materials we use, we’re convinced that adopting a proactive rather than reactive stance to sustainability will benefit our customers as much as society and the planet.
This is why we’ve been working to move sustainability concerns to the core of our business activities, and to reconcile them with our business objectives.
Sustainability made tangible
At Evonik, we’ve given a name to our efforts at making sustainability tangible: CAREtain®. It’s our way of making sustainability available to our customers for their products—through specific and quantifiable sustainable product characteristics along the complete value chain. This allows our customers to align their formulations with the sustainability requirements of today and tomorrow. It’s what we work for every day.
In the future, we’re aiming to focus on the following topics to meet the requirements of retailers and consumers in a more targeted manner: