Sustainability & Responsibility
Operating successfully and sustainably
"Good for business, good for the community" – this claim shapes the way we do business at LANXESS. Long-term corporate success can only be safeguarded by balancing economic, ecological and social interests. That's why we focus on sustainable products and technologies, which not only increase the added-value, but also treat the environment with care in the long-term and improve peoples' standards of living. Examples are solutions for modern drinking water purification, high performance petrol-saving tyres or bio-based alternatives for scarce petrochemical raw materials.
Responsibility across the board
We live "sustainability" in our day-to-day business. Sophisticated controlling and management systems have been set up to enable us to do so. An internal committee, for example, ensures that high HSEQ standards (Health, Safety, Environmental Protection and Quality) are observed at all company locations. For example, environmental protection: LANXESS invests consistently in modern processes and facilities for keeping air, ground and water clean. We also set standards when it comes to climate protection: By the year 2015, we want to reduce both the CO2 emissions and energy consumption per business unit by a further ten percent.
Active and committed across the globe
For LANXESS acting responsibly also means upholding Compliance Regulations. These include, for example, laws and ethical principles concerning human rights and fighting corruption.
We want to be good neighbours at all of our locations. So LANXESS also works as a "Corporate Citizen" for education and culture across the globe. We support scientific talents at schools and universities in more than 60 projects. In addition we also sponsor numerous well-known cultural events at our locations and community projects for inter-cultural exchange.