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Covestro LLC Garners 2018 Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

Covestro honored for advancing sustainability in Pittsburgh through annual THINC30 Summit

Published 07-17-18

Submitted by Covestro LLC

Covestro LLC’s THINC30 Summit has been named “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” by the Business Intelligence Group in its 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor people, teams and organizations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission. 

Click to tweet: .@BIGAwards names @Covestro’s #THINC30 #Sustainability Initiative of the Year. This annual event brings the #Pittsburgh community together to collaborate for a purpose-driven, sustainable future by 2030.

THINC stands for transforming, harnessing, innovating, navigating and collaborating for a purpose-driven, sustainable future by 2030. Covestro created this annual event to introduce the 17 global United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to the local Pittsburgh community, where Covestro established its U.S. headquarters 60 years ago. By sharing the U.N. goals with local business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders, Covestro hopes to inspire action that will advance the region’s growth and prosperity in a sustainable way.

“Covestro is honored to receive this prestigious sustainability award. For us, bringing the global sustainability goals to Pittsburgh through THINC30 is critical to building a more robust, inclusive community for the 21st century and beyond,” said Rebecca Lucore, head of sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Covestro LLC. 

“THINC30 has enabled us to share Covestro’s strategy for embedding the goals into our business strategy and demonstrate the impact this has had our triple bottom line – People, Planet and Prosperity.  Our hope is that other local companies and organizations use our model to integrate the goals into their own operations to ultimately drive our region’s growth and sustainability.” 

“We are proud to reward and recognize Covestro for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

Covestro is hosting its second annual THINC30 summit in Pittsburgh on October 17. For more information and registration details, please visit:

About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion. 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, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017. 

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About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers. 

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 Give), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.

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