Our Values and Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability is a corporate value

Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment, and social responsibility has been fundamental to our corporate culture for decades, and this is reflected in our corporate values. Our pursuit of sustainability is both long-term and entrepreneurial in nature, covering all of our activities throughout the value chain. Having invested many years of focused effort in the cause of sustainable development, we have built up an excellent reputation as a company with globally leading positions in this arena. And we are determined to remain in the vanguard of sustainability. The foundation for this is provided by our 48,000 employees around the world, in whose minds the principles of sustainable development are firmly anchored, guiding their attitudes and actions. Our corporate values play a key role in this regard. They provide orientation for our daily decision-making and are therefore the basis for long-term corporate success rooted in clear value concepts.