For decades, our sustainable innovation has helped customers to reduce their ecological footprint, increase efficiency and productivity and optimize resource use. In supporting their goals to be  sustainability pioneers, we realize our own ambitions and fulfill our responsibilities as a caretaker of the world we live in.

2021 Facts and Figures

2021 Facts and Figures


Global Reporting Initiative
Oerlikon published its Sustainability Report in accordance with the internationally recognized GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

FT Diversity Leader
FT Diversity Leaders 2022 has ranked Oerlikon as one of the top companies in Europe promoting diversity.

In recognition of its sustainability business practices, Oerlikon has received the bronze award from EcoVadis, one of the world’s leading sustainability ratings providers for corporate social responsibility (CSR).

We are proud to be one of the companies committing to the EqualVoice United initiative, which advocates gender equality and aims to increase visibility of women in the media.

2030 Targets

Our goal is to ensure that Oerlikon is recognized equally for its innovation and its integrity – and for the extent to which our work supports countries’ progress toward sustainability goals. To that end, we focus in particular on the areas in which we can make the greatest impact through our products, services and operations.

We published our first Sustainability Report in 2021 and use 2019 as our baseline for our targets since 2020 was a pandemic-impacted year. This allows us to track and compare our progress against a year of normal operations. For detailed information on our 2030 sustainability targets and progress, click here.

2030 Targets

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. Our solutions and comprehensive services, together with our advanced materials, improve and maximize the performance, function, design and sustainability of our customers’ and their customers’ products and manufacturing processes in key industries.

Pioneering technology for decades, we cherish creating and designing the future with our customers close to where they are, enabling them to achieve more with less. 

Emissions reduction in transportation, maximized longevity and performance of tools, increased energy efficiency, intelligent materials and sustainable polymer processing are proven hallmarks of our global leadership.

Everything we invent, develop and do is guided by our passion to support our customers’ goals and foster a sustainable world.

Headquartered in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the Group operates its business in two Divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions. It has a global footprint of more than 11 800 employees at 207 locations in 38 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.65 billion in 2021.


Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications