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Corporate Responsibility is verifiable. In its young history LANXESS has consequently improved its sustainable profile. The inclusion in sustainability indices and rankings confirms our commitment to sustainable development taking account of the demands of economics, ecology and society in equal measure.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – CDLI

As an international investor initiative and non-profitmaking organization, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has the goal of creating transparency with respect to greenhouse gas emissions. To do so, the CDP annually collects data from thousands of companies worldwide on CO2 emissions, reduction strategies and objectives and climate-related risks and opportunities, and thus possesses the world's largest dataset of this kind.

Through its annual participation LANXESS too demonstrates its transparent approach to the issue of emissions. Since 2012 the CDP has included LANXESS in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) twice (2012, 2013).

In 2016, the company received an “A” score and will be listed with immediate effect as one of 193 companies around the world in the CDP’s “Climate A List.” LANXESS is thus among the top 9 percent of the more than 2,100 companies that took part in the initiative. An “A” score is given to companies that particularly distinguish themselves with regard to the transparency and completeness of their reporting and to their actual climate protection activities.

Furthermore, LANXESS was named “Sector Leader” in the Energy & Materials industry and is thus among the top 11 percent of companies in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region. In an index comparison, the specialty chemicals company was rated among the top 4 percent of MDAX companies as an “Index Leader.”

LANXESS also improved the most among all participating German companies compared with the previous year. The company was therefore additionally named “Best Improver Germany.”


>>Current report of the CDP

CDP Climate Change Report 2013 (DACH 350, available in German only)    
CDP Climate Change Report 2012 (available in German only)   

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In 2016, for the sixth time in a row, LANXESS is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World. This year, special recognition was given to LANXESS' performance in the management of innovation processes and its climate strategy, among others. The DJSI World is one of the most important sustainability indices worldwide. 3,400 of the world’s largest companies in both developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2016. Only the 10% best scoring companies in terms of sustainability in each industry are included in the DJSI World Index. With that, LANXESS again ranks among the “Sustainability leaders 2016” in the Chemical Industry.

LANXESS included in prominent global sustainability index   

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LANXESS has met the criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index since 2011. The listing confirms the Groups' sustainable management. Created in 2001 by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange the FTSE4Good is a main criterion for decisions about sustainable investment. Companies listed in FTSE4Good must meet stringent ethical, social and ecological criteria.

FTSE Certificate   

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oekom research

2015 Munich-based agency oekom research rated LANXESS' Corporate Responsibility at "C". This rating level applies to both the "social" and "environmental" area.


Sebastian  Röhrig

Sebastian Röhrig
Head of Corporate Responsibility

Phone: +49 221 8885 1099

Fax.: +49 221 8885 1769

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