Covestro at a glance

The company

Covestro is one of the world’s largest polymer companies. Our business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, as well as electrical, electronics, and household appliances industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself.

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Key Figures 2022



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GHG emissions*




Production sites worldwide

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*Measured by CO2-equivalents (Scope 1 & 2)


The world is facing major upheavals: climate change, population growth, urbanization - to name just a few. This puts sustainability at center stage, with the circular economy becoming mainstream. All of these trends force entire industries to adapt. But at Covestro, we don’t want to just adapt, but being a pioneer: We intend to shape our sustainable and circular future and be part of the solution to the challenges of our time. Our new strategy “Sustainable Future” paves the way.

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Board of Management

The Covestro Board of Management manages the operational businesses and defines and pursues the corporate goals.

Dr. Markus Steilemann

acts as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since June 2018

Sucheta Govil

acts as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) since August 2019

Dr. Klaus Schäfer

acts as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since 2015

Dr. Thomas Toepfer

acts as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since April 2018 and Labor Director since January 2019

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Production sites

Covestro operates production at 50 sites worldwide and 13 R&D facilities in the EMLA, NA, and APAC regions.

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