Supplying the world with methacrylate innovations to create the goods for a sustainable society.
What we do
Röhm will reduce the carbon footprint of its products and services, helping its customers to develop sustainable products and solutions. We also want to increase the value of our products during their utilization phase in the long term.
Why we do it
We are taking responsibility considering our Earth’s load limits and adhering to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
How we do it
Sustainability is an integral part of Röhm’s business strategy worldwide. We’re addressing the five challenges of climate, resources, water, hazardous substances and chemical safety.
In these five fields of action, we focus on the implementation of our sustainability strategy:
Recycling of PLEXIGLAS®:
Post-consumer recycling of back-light units of PMMA screens
Backlight units of screens are often made of high-purity polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and are therefore ideal for chemical recycling. In this process, the polymer (PMMA) is returned to the monomer (MMA) by heating, which can then be used as a raw material for polymerizing PLEXIGLAS® or other products such as reactive resins.
Products made from this have a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared with virgin material. This process clearly distinguishes PMMA from other materials where chemical recycling only produces precursors for monomer production, such as pyrolysis oils.
“Sustainability is a fundamental driving force for economic growth and a healthier and more social world.”
Chief Operating Officer and responsible for the topic of sustainability in the management of Röhm GmbH
The Sustainability Mission Statement
May 03, 2021
Röhm publishes non-financial report for 2020
Röhm embraces responsibility – including social and environmental accountability. A review of Röhm’s worldwide ecological and social engagement in the past year is now available in the form of the 2020 Non-financial Report. The primary goal was to protect the health of all employees while maintaining production as far as possible. You can find the report under the following link.