LANXESS again ranks top in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

  • First rank in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe; second rank in DJSI World
  • Outstanding results in the areas of product stewardship, management of water related risks and human rights

Shanghai, December 14, 2022 – LANXESS once again scores highly in terms of sustainability: The specialty chemicals company ranked first  in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe in the “Chemicals” category, scoring 85 out of 100 points. In the DJSI World, LANXESS came in second as in the previous year. The Group achieved particularly good results in the areas of product stewardship, water and human rights.


“Sustainable, integrative thinking and acting supports our corporate goals and is therefore anchored at all levels of the Group,” said Hubert Fink, member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. “We consider the renewed very good ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index to be both a confirmation and encouragement of our commitment.”


For the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, companies are evaluated in the areas of environment, social responsibility and corporate governance. The DJSI World lists the top 10 percent of assessed global companies per industry, while the DJSI Europe lists the top 20 percent of companies headquartered in Europe.


LANXESS climate strategy on 1.5-degree path

Numerous external parties have recognized LANXESS’ effective commitment to climate protection, most recently the renowned Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The joint initiative of the climate protection organization CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature has validated the Group's targets for reducing its emissions and confirmed that LANXESS is contributing to limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. This value is the target set by the Paris Agreement and is generally considered the threshold for preventing a climate catastrophe.


To this end, SBTi analyzed plans for lowering direct emissions in production (Scope 1), energy sources (Scope 2) and the upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3). Three years ago, LANXESS had already set itself the goal of becoming climate-neutral in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2040. In 2022, the specialty chemicals company extended its target to climate neutrality for Scope 3 emissions. It aims to achieve this by switching to sustainable raw materials, “green” logistics and a climate-neutral product portfolio.



LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2021. The company currently has about 13,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.



On January 31, 2005, the company was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially started operations. LANXESS now has 13 subsidiaries, 6 R&D centers and 7 production sites with around 1,200 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.


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