ALTANA maintains a close dialog with neighbors, local politicians and media, associations, investors, customers, suppliers, authorities and all other interest groups who are directly or indirectly affected by our activities to strengthen public trust in the safety of our plants and products. This is achieved with our annual report and sustainability report and sustainability report, participation in association meetings,
and open house activities held every three years. During the 2011 Chemical Industry Open House Day, several thousand visitors toured our sites in Hamburg, Bremen, Lehrte, Wesel, Grevenbroich, Kempen, and Güntersthal.
The results of our continuous dialog with our stakeholders are displayed in a so-called materiality matrix (shown above).
It lists the most important sustainability topics and their significance for ALTANA and our stakeholders by relevance.
The same topics are discussed in this sustainability report. Although we find all action areas important, our special focus is on the topics in the right field of the matrix.