For a sustainable future

Holding the world together – for a sustainable future

We want to use all our expertise and passion to develop products and adhesive solutions that are more sustainable.

As a leading provider of adhesive solutions for the home, office and industry, tesa has been synonymous with innovation and high-quality products for the past 125 years.

We have always taken our social and environmental responsibility very seriously. Sustainability has been one of the key strategic targets at tesa for a number of years. We are committed to the targets set by the United Nations and have joined the Business Ambition for 1.5 °C pledge within the Beiersdorf Group.

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For many years, tesa has already been committed to sustainability

  • 2000 Continuous improvement of environmental performance
  • 2006 Signature UN Global Compact
  • 2010 Start tesa® EcoLogo Assortment
  • 2020 Introduction of the Sustainability Agenda
  • 2021 Sustainability department & Chief Sustainability Officer established
  • 2022 Update Sustainability Strategy with high ambition

Taking on more responsibility for the world around us is becoming increasingly important – for us as a company, for our employees and for our business partners and customers.

That is why we aim to make sustainability a priority at tesa and get to work with this crucial transformation of our business significantly faster and more urgently than previously envisaged. Our challenge is to rapidly reduce emissions, to improve the sustainability of our products and packaging and to ensure responsible procurement. 

By focusing on technical innovation, we have our sights set not only on reducing our environmental footprint, but also on achieving sustainable growth for tesa.

Sustainability is taking on a new significance in our company.
Dr. Norman Goldberg

CEO tesa SE

Dr. Norman Goldberg, CEO of tesa
Dr. Norman Goldberg, CEO of tesa
Our attitude and our agenda
Our attitude and our agenda
Holding the world together - for a sustainable future

For us as a company in the chemical industry, pursuing a holistic and scientific approach determines our actions and is a matter of course. tesa employs more than five hundred scientists, engineers and product developers around the globe who are working on innovative products and processes.

Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

tesa has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2006. Our membership underscores our commitment to upholding internationally recognized social and environmental standards in our business activities. The ten Global Compact principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption form the overarching benchmarks for our actions. Our annual sustainability report provides information on the progress we have made (communication on progress, COP).

"Sustainability should always be at the heart of future innovations."

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Interview with Dr. Stefan Röber

Dr. Stefan Röber has been tesa’s Chief Sustainability Officer since April 1, 2021. He holds a Doctorate of Physics, has managed product and technology development for 14 years, and has been with the company for 27.