Our path to more sustainability

Brenntag is the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution and has a central role in the chemical industry’s value chain. This role offers huge potential for Brenntag but also entails an obligation to contribute towards greater sustainability in the industry. We are aware of our responsibilities towards the environment and society that come with our business activities and market position, and we aim to achieve sustainable value creation.

For many years now, sustainability issues such as health, safety and environmental protection, resource efficiency and full compliance with laws and regulations have been deeply embedded within our company. They determine how we interact with our employees, suppliers, customers and society in general, and have a direct influence on our commercial success.

We aim to factor in the effects of our business practices on the environment and society in our day-to-day activities when making strategic decisions. To this end, we have established corresponding standards and processes in our international corporate structures. Brenntag continuously encourages a sense of awareness among its employees for this issue and provides them with suitable training. Sustainability is therefore a basic principle which is applied in Brenntag’s day-to-day work. Our goal is the continuous global development of our sustainability strategy.

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Our sustainability targets

Our targets serve to enhance our sustainability strategy in a targeted manner and to make our progress quantifiable.


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Together for Sustainability

As a member in the industry initiative “Together for Sustainability”, Brenntag strives to improve sustainability throughout the supply chain.


Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

The Brenntag Sustainability Report for the Financial Year 2020 provides details on our strategy, programs and activities in the field of sustainability.


„Sustainability is a fundamental part of our corporate strategy and a constant business driver and an integral part of Brenntag's corporate culture.”

Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO Brenntag Group
1.4 LTIR

Group Accident Rate LTIR 1day/1 m in 2020

71 points

Score in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment 2020 = Gold status

23.2 t

CO2 emissions per 1,000 warehouse tons of goods sold in 2020

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Projects worldwide

Brenntag is present at more than 640 sites in 77 countries worldwide. Brenntag’s companies and sites pursue a large number of activities in the area of sustainability that are in accordance with the Group’s guidelines and objectives and in line with local and regional requirements and commitments.

Here you find some best practices of projects and activities in the Brenntag regions.


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ConnectingChemistry stories

It’s our employees who bring our company theme of “ConnectingChemistry” to life. They connect our customers and suppliers, thus forming a hub for expertise and knowledge. Their personal ConnectingChemistry stories provide an insight into the world of Brenntag, our achievements and our values.

Please find here examples of how Brenntag’s employees put sustainability into practice in their working environment.


Sustainability Contact 
	Dirk  Eckert

Dirk Eckert Brenntag SE Group Sustainability Manager / Corporate Development +49 201 6496 1317