The chemical industry is often not reconciled with the demand for sustainability and responsible behaviour towards the environment. However, especially in this area, there are numerous possibilities to influence the effects of production processes on the environment in a sustainable and positive way. This includes, for example, the replacement of previously used chemicals classified as environmentally critical with products of equivalent performance that do without these critical substances. It also includes the reduction of material use through the development of recyclable processes. In its first sustainability report, SurTec, the expert for surface treatment, documents the company's strategies in the development of future-proof solutions.