SDG 16

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Challenge

Peace, justice, and sustainability depend on one another – without peace and justice, there can be no sustainable development; without sustainable development, there can be no peace or justice. Strong accountable institutions guarantee peace and justice. Bribery and corruption not only undermine the rule of law and human rights, they impede economic growth, prevent investments in education and health, hamper the creation of jobs, and, ultimately, result in social injustice.
Strong institutions are particularly important for companies and their employees. They ensure legal certainty, protect the property of companies and guarantee the rights of employees.

Examples of our contribution

  • Evonik takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and has extensive regulations, such as the Code of Conduct, the Code of Conduct for Suppliers, the Global Social Policy, the Policy Statement on Human Rights, and Values for Environment Health, Safety, and Quality. These Group-wide fundamentals make Evonik a reliable business partner in international economic transactions.
  • Evonik is also a member of the UN Global Compact and has agreed to observe and support the ten principles defined there for human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and combating corruption.