ALTANA
  •            »FOR THE FUTURE, I ENVISION
    EVEN STRONGER R & D COOPERATION.«
    »WE ARE PARTICULARLY BENEFITING
    FROM ALTANA’S INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL.«
    Detlev Lindner, Head of Key Account
    Management, ALTANA

    Suraj Krishnan,
    Global Procurement Director,
    Direct Materials & Packaging, Axalta
                                                                                                                                                 
  •          »THROUGH ACQUISITIONS WE
    ACCELERATE OUR GROWTH.«
    »OUR GOAL WAS TO FIND A BUYER WHO
    WOULD FURTHER DEVELOP OUR BUSINESS.«
    Oliver König, Head of Finance and
    Controlling at ALTANA AG

    Frank Wright,
    Consultant, former Managing
    Director of Clay-Based Additives at Rockwood
                                                                                                                                               
  •          »OUR NEIGHBORS CAN ALWAYS
    APPROACH US WITH THEIR CONCERNS.«
    »I AM A MAYOR BECAUSE I WANT
    TO CARRY PEOPLE ALONG.«

    Dr. Thomas Sawitowski
    , Managing Director of ACTEGA Rhenania

    Klaus Krützen
    , Mayor of the city of Grevenbroich
                                                                                                                                        
  •             »WE HAVE TO TRANSFORM INTO A
    KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY.«    
    »BEST PRACTICE AND PERSONAL
    COMMITMENT ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS.« 

    Benoît Lebot
    , Executive Director of IPEEC
    (International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation)

    Tricia Schaffrik ,
    Head of Global Engineering Services at ECKART
                                                                                                                                                         
  •            »COMPANIES WITH GREATER DIVERSITY
    ARE OFTEN MORE INNOVATIVE AND PROFITABLE.«
    »WE HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL.
    LET US BE EVEN BOLDER!«
    Christian Berg, Managing Director of the
    AllBright Foundation in Germany

    Dr. Anette Brüne ,
    Head of Strategic Business
    Development BYK-Chemie GmbH
                                                                                                                                                 
  •            »MENSCHEN ZEIT SCHENKEN IST KEINE
    SACHE DES GESETZES.«
    »SOZIALES ENGAGEMENT SETZT BEI UNS ENERGIE
    UND MOTIVATION FREI.«

    Dr. Kalyani Mandke
    , Vorsitzende von Suhrud Mandal.
    Die NGO ist auf die Schulbildung für
    hörgeschädigte Kinder spezialisiert.

    Shirish Dabir ,
     Leiter Recht und
    Company Secretary bei ELANTAS Beck India
                                                                                                                                               

In Dialog with Our Stakeholders

Only in dialog with the people who are directly or indirectly associated with ALTANA can we set the right long-term course for the future and create value for our customers, employees, shareholder, and society as a whole. For this reason, in 2017 we intensified our dialog with selected representatives of these stakeholders through structured interviews. On the following pages you will find some of these interviews in shortened form.

KEY ACCOUNT AXALTA

Axalta awarded ALTANA companies Supplier of the Year in 2016, the first year of the program, and in 2017. The partners engage in regular exchange regarding innovation.

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SECOND-LARGEST ALTANA ACQUISITION

By acquiring the rheology business of Rockwood Industries, the ALTANA Group pushed ahead its consistent orientation to growing specialty chemical markets, strengthened its additive portfolio, and opened up new growth fields.

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NEW LABORATORY BUILDING

Encompassing 5,700 square meters, the new laboratory building is twice as large as the two previous labs at the site. Now research and development, quality control, and technical service are all under one roof.

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CHP AT ECKART

ALTANA already reached its goal of reducing its specific CO2 emissions by 30 % in the period from 2007 to 2020 in 2017. The investment in a combined heat and power plant (CHP) at ECKART made a decisive contribution.

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LEADING WOMEN @ ALTANA

ALTANA wants more diversity in top management positions. Within the framework of LEADING WOMEN @ ALTANA, programs such as Mentoring for Women aim to improve the share of women in top management.

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PROMOTING EDUCATION IN INDIA

ELANTAS Beck India and Suhrud Mandal have worked together since 2012. The ALTANA subsidiary supports the NGO financially with a total of almost 5.4 million Indian Rupees and with donations in kind such as computers.

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