Evonik is a modern industrial group based in Germany with operations in 52 countries throughout the world. In view of its concentration of its core specialty chemicals business, in the future Evonik Industries will operate its Energy and Real Estate Business Areas as essentially autonomous entities. Evonik's strengths are creativity, specialization, continual self-renewal and reliability and it is managed in accordance with the clear principals of modern value management, focusing on profitable growth and value creation.
In 2010 Evonik had around 34'000 employees and sales of 13.3 billion euro. 74 percent of the sales were generated outside Germany. As well as being commercially successful the goal is to take ecological and social responsibility. We therefore accord special importance to transparent reporting, including meaningful segment data, business-unit-specific indicators and extensive financial indicators. We provide detailed information on our financial, ecological and social performance in our annual report.