Industrial union membership has always been high among WACKER employees, especially at German sites. WACKER employment contracts treat staff based in Germany – regardless of their union membership – as if they were subject to the German chemical industry’s collective agreement. WACKER employees at non-German sites, can, in general, also organize themselves as a union. At our major production site in Adrian (Michigan, USA), for instance, some 27% of the employees are unionized. In cases where non-German sites are without (legally mandated or voluntary) employee representatives, HR staff members are the contacts for employee interests.