Covestro Wins the German Chemistry Award 2017
Wolkenburg, Germany: During a festive gala, Covestro was presented with the German Chemistry Award 2017 last night by the VAA, the Managerial Association of the Chemical Industry. Dr. Klaus Schafer, member of the Board of Management at Covestro AG, accepted the award in his function as Labor Director from Rainer Nachtrab, the First Chairman of the VAA.

The VAA has been presenting the German Chemistry Award each year since 2008 to companies that apply exemplary and sustainable human resources policies. The jury bases its decision on the results of a regular survey that is conducted among more than 7,000 managers in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Klaus Schafer stressed the need for a good working relationship among all employees: "The results for Covestro are primarily based on team spirit and a trusting, respectful work environment." He also expressed his thanks to Covestro's employees for the contribution they have made to the company's successful start into independence. The Board of Management member noted that this transition created many changes and challenges that the company's managers and employees had to quickly overcome together.