2011 was a very good year for Evonik Degussa Antwerpen; the financial growth of 2010 continued. In 2011 the investments in the Antwerp site amounted to 46 million EUR. “Investing in people, a green future and responsible and sustainable management, that is what we want to do”, says Stefan Kroll, Managing Director.
Within the framework of “2011 – International Year of Chemistry” a lot of initiatives were taken to make especially young people enthusiastic about a job in chemistry. The highlight was the open day on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.
Also in 2011 much attention has been paid to several safety formations to establish a sustainable safety culture.
Environment, safety and health
In the context of sustainable development 31.586 million EUR was spent on environmental protection, safety and health in 2011. 3.6 million EUR was invested in environmental activities and 2.33 million EUR in safety activities.
The growth that has started for Evonik Antwerpen in 2010, also continued in 2011. Evonik Antwerpen ended the fiscal year 2011 with a turnover of 487.9 million EUR, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to 2010. The EBIT grew by 3.2 million EUR (13 percent) to 27.5 million EUR. In 2011 the financial result improved further by an increase in financial receivables. After deduction of tax costs of 5.2 million EUR the fiscal year 2011 closes with a profit of 24.5 million EUR.
2011 was for Evonik Antwerpen also the year in which 46 million EUR was
invested in infrastructure and capacity increases.