In 2008, we appointed a Group coordinator for Responsible Care® to intensify our focus on sustainability. The coordinator not only supports and advises our business divisions and corporate departments in their sustainability efforts, but also helps to ensure that our supply-chain partners comply with recognized health and safety standards and adopt a responsible environmental approach.
We also reorganized our EHS & PS structure in 2008. Now, WACKER’s coordinators for environment, health, safety and product safety define our standards in safety-related goals and processes. These standards are to be followed by every corporate sector and site worldwide. Group coordinators report directly to the Executive Board member in charge of Site Management. Alongside Group coordinators, WACKER has legally mandated officers who are in charge of such areas as hazardous substances or disabled staff.