Evonik biosurfactant wins American Chemistry Council award

Evonik has received the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) 2023 Sustainability Leadership Award in the Product Safety, Innovation & Transparency category for Rheance One.

The ingredient is a special type of glycolipid biosurfactant derived from renewable raw materials.

Rheance One is mild to the skin and designed for the formulation of sustainable beauty and personal care products such as facial cleansers, shampoos, shower gels, and baby wipes, among others.

It is 100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and utilizes traceable supply chains.

ACC convened a panel of external sustainability leaders from academia and the nonprofit and media sectors to select the award winners.

The panel chose winning initiatives based on a range of factors, including the level of demonstrated innovation, the scope and reach of their impact, and the extent to which they address priorities outlined in ACC’s Sustainability Principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are proud that the American Chemistry Council recognized Evonik with this Sustainability Leadership Award,” said Bonnie Tully, Evonik president for North America (pictured, left).

“Sustainability is a key growth driver for Evonik and the cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments, and our innovation management." 

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