MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany – OQ Chemicals has been recognized again for its sustainability management in the supply chain. The corporate division belonging to the OQ Group was rated by the independent international rating agency Ecovadis and achieved gold status for the second time in a row. This result puts OQ Chemicals among the top five percent of the companies assessed in its peer group worldwide. Its 2019 sustainability report, “Accelerate Sustainability,” describes its core topics and objectives. Among other things, OQ Chemicals presents carboxylic acids as “hidden champions,” which, for example, make energy-efficient and environmentally friendly synthetic lubricants for the refrigeration industry possible in the first place.

“We are very pleased to have achieved Gold status with Ecovadis for the second time in a row and that we were able to improve our overall score once again. Among other things, the rating honored our newly introduced measures in the area of sustainable procurement. It shows us that we are on the right track, but are still far from reaching our goal. We see the award as an incentive to continue working on, monitoring and actively promoting the key issues of today and tomorrow,” said Dr. Ina Werxhausen, Lead Sustainability at OQ Chemicals. “Finally, our renewed Gold status is an effective contribution to the OQ Group's sustainability goals,” she continued.

OQ Chemicals' Sustainability Report 2019 is available online at