As of October 1, 2021, Dr. Annegret Vester has assumed responsibility for sustainability issues of the CHT Group. With the Doctor of Chemistry, the ideal person for the CSO position could be found in many respects.
Dr. Vester has many years of experience in the transformation of CHT into today's clearly sustainability-focused chemical company in her positions as Head of Global CHT Marketing and as Head of Strategy and Business Development.
In recent years, she has been responsible for the company's excellent rating in the EcoVadis assessment with regard to corporate social responsibility activities. The realignment of the corporate strategy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) has been one of her tasks, as has the annually published CHT Sustainability Report documenting the measures and successes.
With the appointment of Dr. Vester, the CHT Management Board once again underlines the essential importance of sustainability for the strategic orientation of the globally operating group of companies.
"We face major challenges in the future within the framework of group-wide sustainability management and have a very broad focus" says Dr. Annegret Vester referring to her new position. "Of course, it is important for us to further expand our leading position with sustainable products and solutions in customer applications. In addition, global climate protection is a core issue that we will deal with in a very responsible and goal-oriented way."
Dr. Bernhard Hettich, CTO adds, "CHT has already achieved a great deal with regard to the sustainability of the company. With Dr. Vester, we have been able to gain a proven expert as CSO who, on the one hand, knows the complexity of the task and, on the other hand, also knows the global adjusting screws in the company very well. I wish Dr. Vester every success in her new position as CSO, and above all "sustainable" success."