Evonik received the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) 2023 sustainability leadership award in the product safety, innovation and transparency category. The award recognizes ACC member companies for products, processes or initiatives that promote the safe use of chemicals, transparency, informed sustainability decision-making and innovation to reduce risk.
ACC convened a panel of external sustainability leaders from academia and the nonprofit and media sectors to select the award winners.
Evonik received the award for Rheance One (INCI: Glycolipids), a type of glycolipid biosurfactant derived from renewable raw materials. The ingredient is mild to the skin and designed for formulation in sustainable beauty and personal care products such as facial cleansers, shampoos, shower gels and baby wipes, among others. It is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and utilizes traceable supply chains.
Bonnie Tully, president North America region, commented: “We are proud that the American Chemistry Council recognized Evonik with this Sustainability Leadership Award... Sustainability is a key growth driver for Evonik and the cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments, and our innovation management."