It’s our goal to increase transparency and sustainability along the value chain. With CAREtain® and the data it contains we are able to achieve this goal step by step.

of our sales volume involves products based on renewable feedstocks (np>0,5)
of our products produced in Europe and based on pure palm oil or palm kernel oil are RSPO SG certified
of our palm-oil-based sales volume comes from RSPO certified sources
of our products are based on palm oil or palm kernel oil derivates that are RSPO MB certified.

Eco-optimized products


Our sustainable products enable more efficient formulating, lower environmental impact and product labelling to meet the needs of modern consumers.

of our sales involve products that have undergone lifecycle analysis
of all standard products comply with CAREtain® criteria
of sales contribute to resource efficiency along the supply chain by reducing greenhouse gas, CO2, water and waste

Product Innovation


Thanks to close cooperation and modern innovation management structures, our expert technical support guarantees tailor-made performance advantages. We leverage our interdisciplinary know-how and outstanding innovation competencies to develop innovative and eco-designed products.

and more of our products offer greater sustainability based on functionality, efficacy, reduced impact of organics, or low energy impact
and more of our products meet the requirements for standardized natural cosmetics
of our sales volume is based on biodegradable products
and more of our products are suitable for vegan applications or in Kosher or Halal approved cosmetics

Optimizing supply chain performance


As a member of Together for Sustainability, we survey sustainability criteria along the supply chain.

main audit criteria have been defined
and more assessments have been initiated
and more auditors have been qualified
and more third party audits have been conducted



Most cosmetic ingredients are derived from plant-based feedstocks - in line with consumer expectations. The supply chain of natural source materials is highly complex and needs to remain flexible. Traceability is therefore the only viable approach and represents the key to improving and controlling responsibility criteria. We have already achieved significant changes in this area and monitor the business practices of our supply chain partners.


Complex traceability limits our impact

Vegetable oils from various plantations and mills, e.g. from Indonesia, Malaysia (palm oil, palm kernel oil) or the Philippines (coconut oil) are shipped to refineries located in Europe, India or China. The many converging paths make it difficult to trace the products back to their original sources.


Sustainability is still a premium

It takes extra effort to produce the responsible products we desire, as balancing our requirements is a highly complex process. As a founding member of the “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) initiative, we implement a global supplier engagement program to shore up this effort. Since suppliers who do not comply with TfS criteria are not considered as business partners, we may face reduced flexibility and higher cost. That’s a price we’re willing to pay.


Evonik – The core piece in our value chain

As an innovation driver in the personal care market, we hold ourselves responsible–for our environment, for people and healthier lives, and for the future. That’s why we drive our portfolio with focus on performance, transparency and reliability – to be the business partner of choice.


Evonik Care Solutions – your partner for a quantified sustainability approach

Consumer decisions are driven by corporate sustainability choices. Since consumers prefer ethical or environmentally friendly brands, manufacturers have to highlight their specific efforts and progress. We support your sustainability efforts in a close, active partnership. We convert current consumer needs into innovative solutions: With quantified sustainability features, innovative processes and application profiles. Our shared goal – lasting commercial success.


Beyond risk management - sustainability becomes a business case

The global trend toward well-being & lifestyle has turned sustainability into a mass market concern. Discounters and major retail chains are affected by higher consumer awareness of responsible products and brands. As a consequence, retail companies closely survey sustainability performance along the value chain. We support you in your efforts to increase your SUS performance to position your products and brands.


Sustainability becomes a business case

Demographic and value change, along with a new distribution of income, affect consumer behavior. Consumers are now far better informed about the business practices of manufacturers and the companies behind labels and certificates. Moreover, retailers have started to state their sustainability expectations to suppliers. Sustainable practices are more than risk management–they have become a business case.