Brenntag is the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution. The company holds a central role in connecting customers and suppliers of the chemical industry. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, Brenntag has more than 17,000 employees worldwide and operates a network of about 700 sites in 78 countries. In 2021, Brenntag generated sales of around 14.4 billion EUR. The two global divisions, Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties, provide a full-line portfolio of industrial and specialty chemicals and ingredients as well as tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions, technical and formulation support, comprehensive regulatory know-how, and digital solutions for a wide range of industries. In the field of sustainability, Brenntag pursues specific goals and is committed to sustainable solutions in its own sector and the industries served. Brenntag shares have been listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2010, initially in the MDAX and since September 2021 in the DAX. In addition, the Brenntag SE shares are listed in the DAX 50 ESG and DAX ESG Target. For more information, visit www.brenntag.com.
German Torres, President Brenntag Essentials LATAM
Lars Schneider, President Brenntag Specialties Americas
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Sustainability Projects Worldwide
Brenntag is present at about 700 sites in 78 countries worldwide
Besides the projects at Group level, Brenntag’s individual companies and sites pursue a large number of activities of their own accord in the area of sustainability. Those are in accordance with the Group’s guidelines and objectives and in line with local and regional requirements and commitments.
Here you find some Best Practices of projects and activities in the Brenntag regions in the following areas: Safety Climate and Environmental Protection Social Commitment Sustainable Products & Customer Solutions Awards
Our goal is to further expand our position as global market leader in an agilely changing global market environment and lead our industry as the preferred partner for customers and suppliers.
We strive to extend our market leadership through sustainable organic growth and by continuously and systematically increasing profitability.
At the beginning of 2020, we launched “Project Brenntag” with a view to laying strong foundations for future organic earnings growth. Through this broad transformation programme, we aim to adopt a more focused approach to our market activities, build stronger partnerships with our customers and suppliers, and reduce complexity. The core elements are the new operating model comprising two global segments with a strong focus on customer and supplier requirements, a distinct go-to-market approach derived from that, (infra-)structural topics as well as supporting people and change management measures.
In addition, we continue to seek acquisition opportunities that support our strategy. Our strategic focus here is on expanding our presence in emerging markets in Asia Pacific in particular so as to capture the expected strong growth in demand for chemicals and ingredients in these regions. In the established markets of Western Europe and North America, our acquisition strategy focuses on steadily optimizing our product and service portfolio.
Our people measures are centred on extensive employee skills enhancement and personal growth in alignment with the company’s transformation and on targeted succession planning. Through “Project Brenntag”, we will promote global collaboration, establish a new management culture, and enable our employees to take on new roles. We will best position the Brenntag brand in the employment market so as to recruit and retain highly qualified employees.