Covestro is among the leading suppliers of high-tech polymers. Our high value materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Sustainable and innovative thinking is in our DNA as we pursue a holistic approach, views and value creation cycles in the entirety, from raw materials to end-of-life.
One of Covestro’s big targets is to reach and economically benefit 10 million people in the underserved markets globally by 2025 through business solutions around post-harvesting, affordable housing, sanitation and others.
With ‘Covestro Inclusive Business’ in ASEAN we aim for a market driven approach to distribute and sell valuable products to people in need in low income markets. To get there we collaborate with like-minded partners to leverage the power of business to accelerate social transformation. In the agricultural sector alone we have reached out to more than 100,000 farmers and families, installed over 550 Solar Dryer Domes across Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines which allow smallholder farmers to dry harvested products and realize better prices and income by hygienic and more efficient drying.
To bring high value, sustainable and durable product solutions to low income markets it requires quite often bridge financing and bridge funding to ensure affordability for the people on the one hand and long term sustainability of such a business innovation on the other hand. Within the great network of AVPN we are curious to find like-minded value chain partners and investors to join our promising journey and to jointly create a difference for the people in need.
At Covestro Inclusive Business ASEAN we believe that more businesses should be inclusive!