Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As an innovation-driven company, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at ALTANA. That’s why we support the goals of the UN Global Compact initiative. Innovations enable us to manufacture products that require fewer resources and help our customers produce with low emissions and energy efficiently. We not only cooperate extensively with our customers, but also with a number of other external partners. For both sustainability and innovation require that we change perspectives in order to see more than is apparent at first glance.

We present some of these people and cooperative endeavors in this sustainability report. They couldn’t be more different: start-ups, brand manufacturers, fire fighters, politicians, polar researchers, and a student who was the head of ALTANA for a day. They all have one thing in common: they open our minds to different interests and needs. And they help us create sustainable value – for our customers, our employees, our shareholders, and for the environment in which ALTANA acts. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners for this and for their willingness to be part of this sustainability report in text and image.

Sustainability thrives above all on the willingness of each individual to change. So I thank our employees, who with their commitment have made ALTANA a sustainable employer, business partner, and neighbor.

I wish you interesting reading.

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber
Chief Executive Officer