With more than 150 years of experience, we know that black is not always just black. With its various shades and undertones, black is as varied as the colors that make up the rainbow. For us it is simply the most elegant, fascinating and diverse color.
It's not just the variety of colors that makes carbon black special. Its versatile properties can be customized to improve the performance of its applications in products, such as tires, polymer-based products or even in state-of-the-art lithium batteries for electric vehicles.
This passion for carbon black is reflected in what we do every day through the development of new products and solutions for our customers and by ensuring the quality of the products we manufacture and in constantly minimizing our ecological footprint, be it in the use of energy and water or in waste disposal.
What really sets us apart are our employees, who share this passion for carbon black. We want to be the preferred employer and the model for diversity and inclusion in nationality, origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and age. Diversity means that we welcome and value talented people for who they are. Inclusion means that we strive to give our employees the opportunity to develop and fully utilize their potential.
In addition to our passion for carbon black, we share these core values across all of our regions, functions and business areas.
- Accountability: We put safety first, uphold the highest standards of integrity and strive for continuous improvement.
- Innovation: We deliver solutions for our customers and strive to sustain the planet for future generations.
- Enduring Relationships: We make trust and respect the foundation of our relationships.
Our values are the core of who we are and what we strive to be. They are present through our commitment to top performance in our actions, to comply with applicable laws and regulations as well as ethical business practices, to training and development support for our employees, to dealing fairly with our suppliers and to the development and production of carbon black along the entire value chain.