Sustainability Topics

Sustainability topics at Brenntag

Brenntag’s understanding of sustainability is closely linked to its own value chain. There is a range of sustainability issues that are resulting from our business activities and from our portfolio of services. These issues are relevant for all Brenntag regions and that’s why they are the major focus of our global and regional activities in the field of sustainability:


Safety is part of our corporate strategy. Worldwide, we operate in line with the “safety first” and it’s our goal to be the safest chemical distributor worldwide . This commitment encompasses the health and safety of our employees as well as product safety and the protection of the environment.

Environmental protection

We aim to minimize the ecological impact of our business activities. Besides protection of the environment, therefore, sustainable and optimal use of resources plays a key role at Brenntag. At the same time, through its products and services Brenntag helps its customers to use resources sparingly.

Supply chain responsibility

As the global market leader in chemical distribution, Brenntag plays a key role within the industry’s supply and value chain. Brenntag is aware of the responsibility which comes with this position. The safety and quality of chemical products and services can only be ensured through the joint commitment of all stakeholders within the chemical industry.


Brenntag has always attached great importance to the responsible, prudent and sustainable corporate governance. In all its business activities, Brenntag is committed to acting honestly, fairly and in good faith in its dealings with customers, suppliers and competitors as well as with its employees and the public.


With their expertise, their skills and their dedication, our employees are a cornerstone of our company’s success. Together with their commitment, our employees’ high level of qualification and their targeted development are prerequisites for Brenntag’s long-term competitiveness. The recruitment, retention and development of the best employees are one of Brenntag’s strategic objectives.

Social responsibility

With its more than 530 sites worldwide, Brenntag is present in many local communities. We see ourselves as part of these communities, as a “corporate citizen”, and we maintain a close dialogue with them. Brenntag and its employees assume social responsibility at a local level in various ways – by contributing funding, donations in kind, expertise and personal commitment.