To improve climate protection, many countries want to limit emissions from energy-intensive industries – particularly CO2 emissions. The EU intends to reach this goal by granting emission allowances to relevant industrial companies and the energy sector. WACKER is affected at its Burghausen and Nünchritz sites in Germany. CO2 certificates were issued for the 2008 to 2012 period. WACKER has not experienced any negative emissions-trading effects to date. We have installed an early warning system that enables us to react quickly if our emission allowances should not suffice.