WACKER uses an integrated management system (IMS) to coordinate its operational processes. In 2010, all our sites in the USA and our WACKER Greater China subsidiary will be certified to ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental protection). We intend to cut our accident rate (number of workplace accidents per one million hours worked) from 3.8 in 2007 to half that by 2011. In 2010, we will draw up our OHSAS (occupational health and safety management system) requirements catalog. WACKER’s goal is to have each site certified to this globally recognized system by the end of 2011. In 2010, WACKER Greater China will commence having its key production facilities certified as national environmentally-friendly companies by the Chinese Environmental Protection Bureau.
We will be busy preparing, submitting and updating REACH registration dossiers for the next ten years. WACKER sites within the EU must reclassify all their substances in accordance with the UN’s new GHS classification and labeling system by late 2010. In South Korea, all substances must be reclassified and labeled by mid-2010.