Press release
Products & Solutions
February 8, 2021

Evonik wins Henkel Sustainability Award for second year in a row

  • Evonik’s RHEANCE® One platform of green biosurfactants recognized in Beauty Care category
  • Award underlines how sustainability is driving growth and innovation at Evonik
  • Henkel awarded Evonik also second place for Best Supply Performance and Best Innovation Contribution

Evonik’s RHEANCE® One platform of green biosurfactants was recognized in the Beauty Care category for sustainability at the14th Annual Henkel Awards, which were announced at a gala virtual event during this week’s American Cleaning Industry (ACI) Annual Meeting. Last year, Evonik also won the Henkel Sustainability Award for a novel conditioner with excellent biodegradability that is sourced from natural, renewable materials.

The improvement of human life is at the centre of Evonik’s Nutrition & Care division. As the home of the Company’s biotechnology portfolio, the development of advanced biomaterials that utilize more sustainable manufacturing and sourcing processes is a core driver of innovation and growth. The Care Solutions business line of Evonik continues to demonstrate these sustainability principles with the development of differentiated products such as RHEANCE® One.

Henkel also awarded Evonik second place for Best Supply Performance and Best Innovation Contributor.

“We are honoured to serve as a long-term partner to Henkel and other customers who share our commitment to leverage innovative solutions like RHEANCE® One in order to develop a more sustainable market and better performing products,” said Yann d'Hervé, head of Evonik’s Care Solutions business line.

RHEANCE® One is a glycolipid-based platform of green biosurfactants designed for use in rinse off applications that is 100% biodegradable, has excellent foaming and cleansing properties, and is pleasant and mild to the skin. Manufactured with an all-natural, biotechnological process, RHEANCE® One allows customers to create high-performance beauty and personal care products that adhere to the highest standards for sustainability.

Evonik’s portfolio of naturally derived, high-performance green biosurfactants also includes REWOFERM®SL, which isdesigned for use with household cleaning and other applications.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.


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