Politics and Non-Governmental Organizations

In our dealings with interest groups, we always act in a spirit of transparency and trust. The same applies to discussions with politicians and NGO representatives. At our sites, we regularly hold talks and tours, and offer expertise when required. WACKER does not have its own political representatives.

Our experts are active in diverse working groups and committees set up by the CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council), the ACC (American Chemistry Council) and Germany’s VCI (chemical industry association). The topics we deal with here range from plant/workplace safety, environmental protection and product safety through to nanotechnology and white biotechnology.

In 2007, companies in the Bavarian Chemical Triangle (including WACKER) founded ChemDelta Bavaria, an initiative to enhance the region’s competitiveness, in harmony with its inhabitants and environment. The Bavarian Chemical Triangle lies between Trostberg, Aschau and Burghausen and is a key chemical/petrochemical industrial area. WACKER’s largest site, Burghausen, is a cornerstone of this triangle. ChemDelta Bavaria companies employ some 25,000 people and secure a further 50,000 jobs in southeastern Bavaria. To safeguard and increase regional employment levels, ChemDelta is calling for infrastructure improvements, including the expansion of the railroad network and the A 94 Munich – Passau autobahn.