Our compliance organization focuses on compliance with legal requirements and internal company regulations. The Group compliance officer supervises and guides a network of regional compliance officers.
Responsibility for the key areas of environment, health and safety, export control, hazardous materials, and product stewardship rests with the Group coordinators. In this capacity, they report directly to the WACKER Executive Board, and define groupwide standards in the form of goals and processes. These standards are to be followed by every corporate sector and site worldwide. Alongside the Group coordinators, WACKER has legally mandated officers for managing specific areas in the respective regions (for example, in Germany, there are incidents officers and liaison officers for severely disabled staff).
Workplace and plant safety are vitally important for WACKER. That is why WACKER defines safety targets together with its executives in Germany (in upper and middle management) during its annual target-setting process. They are mandatory personal goals, especially for executives in production-related areas. They also influence the final performance evaluation.