We may not manufacture tires, mattresses, medications, or animal feeds, but Evonik is part of all of those products –and many more. While we often contribute only small amounts of material, those contributions are precisely what make the difference. That’s because Evonik products make tires fuel-efficient, mattresses more elastic, medications more effective, and animal feeds healthier. That’s what specialty chemicals are all about. And when it comes to specialty chemicals, we’re among the best in the world.
Evonik Industries is an international corporation based in Germany with a workforce of over 33,000 employees worldwide, and approximately $14 billion in annual sales. Evonik Industries is committed to chemistry that affords everyone the opportunity to live a healthy, happy and productive life. Employees are bound by a common claim: No product is so perfect that it couldn’t be made better.
As part of Evonik Industries, Performance Materials Segment and Baby Care Business Line, Evonik Corporation manufactures super absorbent polymers that are used in a variety of applications from consumer goods to agricultural products. The use of super absorbent in diapers helps keep babies dry and comfortable. The polymer is used in agriculture as a soil enhancer and in the cable industry. Air emissions in 2020 was approximately 7,104 pounds. In 2020, Evonik Corporation maintained the dual certification in ISO 9001and Responsible Care® 14001. In league with our ESHQ Policy, a company-wide initiative to reduce Evonik’s environmental impact from 2012 - 2020 is well underway at the Garyville site. We will continue to investigate and implement more efficient ways to operate our processes in order to reduce our environmental footprint.
Safe production has always been an Evonik priority. We worked all of 2020 with no lost time injuries (since 2007). The site was presented with the prestigious Evonik Gold Safety Award in 2017 for achieving 10 years without a lost time injury. In addition to a robust program that focuses on the recognition of everyday safety activities, employees are involved in safety teams, training, inspections and audits to help improve plant safety.
Evonik Corporation has 65 full time employees and a contractor workforce ranging from 60 to 70 contractor employees. 44% of Evonik employees live in St. John the Baptist and St. James Parishes. Evonik Corporation and all employees are committed to the local community and look forward to continued growth, prosperity and community involvement.
Please explore https://corporate.evonik.com/en/responsibility regarding their values, commitment to sustainability and to download Evonik Corporation’s 2020 Sustainability Report.