Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) play an important role in all OXEA processes and our everyday work life, and are reflected in many different ways.

At OXEA, we set ourselves targets that go beyond regulatory requirements, fitting the size and nature of our company. We see and embrace sustainability as a holistic concept and aim to constantly sharpen our profile further to meet our stakeholders’ expectations.

To help evaluate our sustainability and CSR performance, OXEA is registered on the Ecovadis platform and currently holds Silver Status.

We are also a listed member of Responsible Care and support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. We aim to conduct an updated materiality analysis (please compare Sustainability Report 2016) with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN (SDGs) for 2019.




Since the publication of our first Sustainability Report in 2016, we have been bundling and streamlining our activities further to take the next steps to fulfill the expectations of our stakeholders.

Although this is already the third edition of our Sustainability Report, it is something very special as we have given it a new structure:

The report is built around a main story focusing on a game changer – not only for OXEA, but also for the printing industry: the successful launch of our new production unit for propanol at our Bay City site. Propanol as part of Propyls means a real step ahead for packaging printers to massively lower the consumption of solvents and thus reduce the burden on the planet. Read all about it on page 14.

For further information on our business-relevant economic, ecological, and social facets, please refer to the Reporting Section starting on page 22.

Here you can find the Sustainability Report 2018



Dr. Ina Werxhausen

Dr. Ina Werxhausen

Manager Sustainability