Reduction of effluents
Direct economic value for customers,
employees, owner, and society as a whole
Innovative solutions to exploit growth
and savings potential for customers
Significance – perspective of ALTANA
energy, sustainability performance, environmental key performance
indicators), and present best-practice models.
Sustainable Development Goals
ALTANA has been a member of the UN Global Compact
since 2010 and commits to integrating the ten principles
into the company and to observing the general goals of
the United Nations (see the Communication on Progress
of Global Compact on page 110).
At the summit meeting on September 25, 2015, the
193 member states resolved the 2030 Agenda for Sus-
tainable Development. ALTANA supports this United Nations
initiative and developed the goals listed on page 10.
8 Sustainability Management
ALTANA Materiality Matrix
Significance – perspective of external stakeholders
ISO 26000, has become one of the world’s leading rating
platforms for the chemical industry. More than 20,000 companies
are now registered with it.
Organization of Sustainability
At ALTANA, the Group’s operating companies are responsible
for implementing and anchoring sustainability. The indivi-
dual companies are committed to continually reducing the
environmental effects of the Group and to improving safety
at the respective sites. Furthermore, the individual sites are
required to introduce suitable management systems and
have them certified.
Moreover, special, cross-divisional expert platforms
exchange information on relevant EH&S topics (for example
Health and safety of customers
Clean energy and greenhouse
gas emissions reduction
Occupational health and safety
Responsible supply chain
Diversity and equal
Attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce