Evonik Industries is a stock-listed German speciality chemicals company headquartered in Essen, Germany. It is the second largest chemicals company in Germany and one of the largest speciality chemicals companies in the world. Its activities focus on health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Active in over 100 countries, Evonik Industries employs about 37,000 people and carries out activities in more than 100 countries. Its operating activities are organized into six business units which are a part of the chemicals business area. To increase the value of the company, it targets three strategic focus areas: portfolio, innovation, corporate culture.