Personnel Responsibility

GRI 102-19

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 of vital importance at WACKER. This is why we define safety goals in the annual performance reviews together with Executive Personnel and management employees in Germany. They are mandatory personal goals, especially for executives in production-related areas. They also influence the final performance evaluation.