Operational Control Instruments

We control operational processes via WACKER’s integrated management system (IMS). It stipulates uniform standards throughout the Group for issues including quality, environmental protection, health and safety. Our Group management system is being certified by an international certification organization in accordance with uniform standards based on ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment). In 2010, all our US and Chinese sites were included in Group certification. As a result, Group certificates now cover all our key sites, replacing individual certification for business divisions and corporate departments. An exception here is WACKER’s Siltronic subsidiary, whose sites are all certified to ISO/TS 16949 (quality) and to ISO 14001, due to the company’s specific processes and customer requirements.