Social Commitment

At Covestro we consider ourselves to be members of society and public life.

Transparent with society
Covestro has a Public Advisory Board made up of local residents from nearby its Tarragona plant, to be able to listen to their concerns and needs for information, and explain our activities in a clear and transparent way. The Covestro Public Advisory Board is the oldest in the Tarragona Petrochemical Complex.
Education and science

Rovira i Virgili University

Covestro Iberia has several agreements with Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, including research projects and internship programmes with students from the schools of engineering, business administration and communication.

It also participates in the university’s APQUA project to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) among secondary school students.

Chemical Institute of Sarrià

Covestro Iberia has several agreements with the Chemical Institute of Sarrià in Barcelona, including research projects and internship programmes with chemical engineering students.

It also backs the “Aquí hay química” project to encourage secondary school students to study chemistry and chemical engineering.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Covestro Iberia participates in the Master’s in Automotive Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, offering technical sessions on the company's materials that can be used in the sector.

Dual education

Covestro Iberia has several agreements with different institutes and secondary schools to promote dual education in areas related to the chemical industry.

School visits

In order to promote the study of science and technology from a very young age, Covestro Iberia invites local schools to visit the facilities of its Tarragona plant.

Greenlight for Girls

Covestro supports this association which promotes STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) among girls worldwide. Covestro Iberia actively participates in sessions held around Spain by organising chemistry workshops.

Gimnàstic de Tarragona

Together with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Covestro Iberia organises educational sessions on how chemistry has contributed to the evolution of sports materials to prevent injury and improve practice.



Innovation and design

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Covestro Iberia supports the ETSEIB-Motorsport team, where Mechanical Engineering students develop their first single-seater racing car and participate in European university competitions.

Volunteering activities
Covestro employees in Spain collect food and toys each year to be distributed to families affected by the economic crisis or at risk of social exclusion.
Donations and collaborations

At Covestro we provide economic support for and partner with several projects.These projects include:

  • Canonja Christmas Park: we support the activities planned during the Christmas season so that children living in this area, on the outskirts of Tarragona, can enjoy the festivities while staying close to home.
  • Patron Saint Festivities for Santa Tecla: the most important festival in the city of Tarragona. Covestro provides promotional support to the City Council for organising and carrying out the festivities that are open to the public.
  • Mediterránea. Covestro Iberia supports this environmental defence association and participates in its volunteering projects


Global projects
In conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme, Covestro has launched a world program allowing youths to share their sustainable ideas for a better world.

We also collaborate on the “Young Champions of the Earth” initiative, which honours young people who advocate for the environment. It is an extension of the United Nations “Champions of the Earth” programme.