SDG 4

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Challenge

Quality education is one of the most important keys to break the vicious circle of poverty. Education helps to eliminate inequalities and to create gender equality. Quality education also helps people achieve the other SDGs.
The respective countries are responsible for implementing the human right to education. Companies can help these countries by enabling vocational training and advanced training or developing teaching material, for example, to get well-educated young employees

Examples of our contribution

  • Vocational training for young people is very important to us. As at December 31, 2019, Evonik had about 1,600 young people in dual vocational training, 400 of them for third parties. In 2019, the training rate was almost 6.8 percent.
  • The vocational training takes place on 15 sites in 23 different recognized trades.
  • Well-trained employees are an important competitive advantage. The Global Development Portal as a central point of contact for learning requirements and the Learning and Individualized Library (LILY) are two results of our learning strategy that was developed in collaboration with our employees.
  • The development program “Starting a Career”, supports young people who have not yet found a traineeship and who are lacking the requirements for acceptance in vocational training. This includes places for refugees.
  • We have equipped partner schools near our sites with the Evonik Cyber Classroom. The virtual learning system illustrates chemistry lessons very vividly with 3D technology.
  • Evonik and the Evonik Foundation promote education activities from early childhood, through elementary and high school and university to specialist and vocational training.