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Christian Kullmann
In today's business world, respecting the law is essential for the sustained national and international success of a company.Christian Kullmann

Chairman of the Executive Board of
Evonik Industries AG

We aim to be one of the world’s most innovative companies. Our values–“Courage to Innovate”, “Responsible Action” and “Sparing no Effort”–are the cornerstones of our corporate culture and the basis of our business success.

For us, “Responsible Action” means we conduct our business in a manner that is fair, reliable and transparent. That includes what is commonly referred to as compliance–full observance of all applicable laws, internal regulations and binding voluntary commitments.

Evonik does not do business at any price.

Why is compliance so important? Observing compliance rules strengthens the trust of business partners, shareholders and general public in Evonik and its employees. Trust cannot be taken for granted. We have to work constantly to earn it. Wrongdoing by individuals can seriously damage Evonik's excellent reputation. Therefore, every employee is required to respect the compliance rules.

The Executive Board expects all employees to familiarize themselves with this Code of Conduct and base their conduct on these rules. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant department or your Compliance Officer.

Let us all make sure we act responsibly.