Sustainability at Covestro

From linear to circular: Our vision to close the loop on a circular economy

We know that the global economy is currently dominated by the unsustainable linear economic model of “take, make, waste.” Our vision is to become fully circular, embedding circular economic principles into everything we do – tapping into used products as a resource, recycling along the value chain, exploring alternative raw materials and harnessing renewable energy.

We’re also striving for climate neutrality by 2035 – an ambitious goal that we’re already tackling through reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions, offering products in a climate neutral version and investing in innovation.

Learn more about how we'll get there:

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft

    Zirkuläre Lösungen

    Covestro will in seinen Produkten Kreislauffähigkeit und Klimaneutralität vereinen.

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft

    Alternative Rohstoffe

    Wie Biomasse, Altmaterialien und Abfall sowie grüner Wasserstoff fossile Rohstoffe wie Erdöl ersetzen.

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft

    Erneuerbare Energien

    Kreislaufwirtschaft ist nur dann wirklich nachhaltig, wenn auch grüner Strom genutzt wird.

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft

    Innovatives Recycling

    Energieeffiziente neue Technologien sorgen für mehr Recycling von Altmaterialien und Abfall.

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft

    Gemeinsame Lösungen

    Um die Kreislaufwirtschaft voranzubringen, ist branchenübergreifende Zusammenarbeit nötig.

Covestro signs major renewable energy agreement for its U.S. operations

Covestro recently entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (vPPA) with clean energy provider Ørsted. Beginning in 2024, solar power from Ørsted's Mockingbird Solar Center in Texas will offset 70,000 tons of CO2 emissions from Covestro's Baytown site, helping to reduce scope 2 emissions. This project – which marks Covestro’s first renewable energy agreement in the United States – is critical to our goal of becoming climate neutral by 2035.

Learn more:

Sustainability in the United States

Our flagship sustainability initiatives are pushing circularity in the United States. Learn more:

  • United States

    Baytown, Texas facility achieves ISCC PLUS Certification

    Expanding our circular product portfolio to North America

  • United States

    Covestro Circular Economy Program

    The Covestro Circular Economy Program at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), a joint development between Covestro and Pitt, is a first-of-its-kind graduate-level program intended to address global waste and material use.

  • United States

    Clean Energy, Climate and the Built Environment

    An interactive workshop featuring global, national and regional experts examining decarbonization strategies for all aspects of the built environment.

Baytown facility earns ISCC PLUS certification

A major sustainability milestone has been realized at our largest manufacturing facility in the Americas: Baytown, Texas! In 2023, our Baytown site achieved ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) PLUS certification.

Learn more about Covestro Baytown’s ISCC PLUS certification here.

Sustainability in the News


    American Chemistry Council Awards Covestro LLC Sustainability Leadership Award

    Covestro LLC and University of Pittsburgh collaboration earns ‘Societal Contribution’ award from ACC.


    Covestro debuts innovative and sustainable drug delivery device

    Covestro is pleased to introduce a new proof-of-concept drug delivery device, manufactured from its portfolio of medical-grade polycarbonate resins.


    Covestro builds a bridge to the circular economy at ACS 2022

    Covestro, a leading materials company, will exhibit its portfolio of sustainable coating solutions at the American Coatings Show 2022 in Indianapolis, helping pave the way for a shift to the circular economy.

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