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 and representatives for managing specific areas, such as incidents, and severely disabled staff.
Workplace and plant safety are of vital importance at WACKER. This is why, in 2012, we included safety goals in the annual performance reviews for Executive Personnel and management employees in Germany. As personal goals, their achievement is mandatory, especially for executives with responsibilities involving hazardous situations. They also influence the final performance evaluation.