BYK consistently gears its activities to sustained profitable growth. However, we can only achieve economic success in the long term if we also bear in mind ecological and social aspects and anchor them firmly in our company. Our understanding of sustainability is a triad of economy, ecology, and corporate social responsibility.
We create value for customers by developing, manufacturing, selling, delivering and supporting innovative differentiated solutions in the area of Additives based on technology and application expertise in selected industries, globally.
Our management systems enable us to continue to focus on the needs of our customers and create additional customer benefits through fast, effective and comprehensive solutions. It is also possible to look for improvement opportunities to work more efficiently, to respond quickly and flexibly to our customers' needs and to provide the best possible service to our customers. This also allows us to be a recognized leader in innovation, technology and service for our differentiated product solutions.
Protecting the world’s natural resources is one of our primary responsibilities. We all are required to reduce the environmental effects of our business activities continuously. BYK is working intensively to develop the most sustainable production processes, conserve our natural resources, protect human life and minimize the burden on the environment. Our products should also increase sustainability in the applications of our customers.
We believe that safety and health in the workplace take priority over economic concerns. Therefore, we provide a safe environment for people with a focus on process and product safety. This includes the neighborhoods of our production sites and our customers.
BYK as a division of ALTANA is member of United Nations Global Compact. Therefore, our suppliers have to commit to the Global Compact's 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. All Business Managers and Managing Directors are obliged to comply with the principles of Responsible Care Initiative of the Chemical Industry.
BYK´s contribution to sustainability is based on our management systems. Quality management, environmental management, health protection and plant safety support our activities to ensure a sustained profitable growth. Various sustainability criteria find their way into decision-making processes.