We are currently preparing a further 110 substance dossiers for the third REACH stage, which runs until mid-2018.
WACKER is continuing to develop its environmental product assessments throughout the Group, which we use for evaluating the sustainability performance of our key product lines.
Research and Development
The Group’s R&D work remains focused on key strategic projects. In 2017, WACKER plans to allocate 11 percent (2016: 15 percent) of its R&D budget to these projects. Our R&D work will prioritize the highly promising fields of energy, consumer care, biotechnology, construction applications and semiconductors, with particular emphasis on energy storage and renewable energy generation.