Management Structures

GRI 102-18, GRI 102-19, GRI 102-20

Wacker Chemie AG’s four-member Executive Board oversees the Group’s strategies, resources, infrastructure and organizational structure. Dr. Rudolf Staudigl is the Board’s President and CEO. Other members are Dr. Christian Hartel, Dr. Tobias Ohler and Auguste Willems.

An Executive Board Meeting is WACKER’s highest decision-making authority. Below the Executive Board, there are various committees whose membership spans several organizational sectors and legal entities. These committees ensure that corporate strategies are implemented groupwide.

Coordinating Sustainability at WACKER








Committees/Meetings with Specific Executive Board Members








Executive Board Meeting








Corporate Leadership Team








Corporate EHS1 Meeting


EHS Strategy Meeting


Health Promotion Steering Committee


Group Innovation Meeting








R&D Projects Conference2


Supply Chain Conference


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Corporate or Other Departments










Corporate Sustainability


Human Resources


Group Compliance Officer


Regional Compliance Officers








Research & Development


Executive Personnel


Group Coordinator for the Environment


Group Coordinator for Health












Group Safety Coordinator


Group Coordinator for Product Safety












Group Coordinator for Hazardous Goods


Group Coordinator for Export Controls








1 Environment, Health, Safety
2 Research & Development
3 WACKER Operating System
4 Integrated Management System


Legal Officers and Representatives


Sustainability Officers






IMS4 Coordinators


Divisional R&D

The Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), for example, deliberates on strategically important processes, potential market or competitor developments, and key special topics not directly related to daily operations. The CLT comprises the entire Executive Board, business-division presidents and corporate-department heads.

The main committees for environment, health, safety and product safety are the annual Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Meetings and EHS Strategy Meetings, led by the Executive Board member responsible for EHS & PS. Personnel policies are dealt with monthly in the HR Strategy Meeting while employee health is addressed once a year by the Health Promotion Steering Committee – both are chaired by WACKER’s personnel director. The Supply Chain Conference and the WOS Conference focus on the Group’s productivity projects and goals and are led by the Executive Board member responsible for Corporate Engineering. The Group Innovation Meeting and the R&D Projects Conference cover innovation strategies and projects.

Environmental, health and safety officers meet for an international EHS & PS Conference once a year. Here, participants exchange experiences and discuss the progress of sustainability-related topics that apply groupwide. EHS & PS management focused on the Americas in 2015 and on Europe in 2016. Related activities involved an increasing number of on-site inspections at our various plants.

The Corporate Sustainability department oversees the implementation of WACKER’s voluntary commitments under Responsible Care® and the Global Compact and coordinates our sustainability activities worldwide.

Wacker Operating System (WOS)
The “Wacker Operating System” (WOS) program bundles, promotes and processes corporate projects for systematic process improvement. It is the basis for a groupwide improvement initiative by WACKER.