Project Brenntag envisions the transformation of our operating model into the two global divisions Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties as well as the introduction of “Business Services”. Our aim here is to harmonize our internal processes, intensify global collaboration within the Group and provide the two divisions with the best possible support.
Global Business Services
Our two new divisions are complemented by new business services and functions so as to simplify and harmonize our organizational structure and intensify global collaboration through clear responsibilities and a differentiated management approach. Our centralized global Business Services will combine expertise and carry out transactional support processes for the two divisions. Through this new set-up, we aim to further strengthen global alignment on governance and guidelines and improve our best-practice sharing.
In our Centres of Excellence, we have centralized expert teams who provide support for both divisions and across countries. These teams ensure compliance and provide the divisions with best-practice knowhow. They combine expertise and carry out transactional support processes for our divisions.
Over the medium term, we plan to gradually set up three Shared Service Centres in our Asia Pacific, Americas and EMEA regions. These will carry out transactional activities along end-to-end processes to ensure compliance with global standards and simpler global management.
In addition, regional and local representatives, our Business Partners, will be responsible for the adaptation and implementation of global functional guidelines within our divisions.