Controlling Instruments

At WACKER, 22 groupwide regulations govern topics of overall significance for the company. They concern management, organization and collaboration, law and compliance, strategy and business processes as well as financing, controlling, accounting and taxes. Numerous other controlled documents regulate processes for environmental and health protection, plant and workplace safety, and product safety, on a Group, regional and site-specific level.

The Group’s corporate carbon footprint helps WACKER identify measures for improving climate protection. That is why we calculate greenhouse gas emissions in line with the . We divide them into direct emissions (Scope 1), indirect emissions from procured energy (Scope 2), and emissions produced along the supply chain (Scope 3). Scope 3 relates to emissions produced by procuring raw materials, constructing new plants, disposing of waste or by transporting products. During the reporting period, we adopted an even more detailed approach to recording Scope 3 data. As in the past, we forwarded WACKER’s carbon footprint to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) during the current reporting period. Registered CDP users can download the details.

We use our sustainability-reporting system (SPIRIT) to record environmentally relevant and safety-related events, to plan internal and external audits and coordinate the implementation of measures as part of our Integrated Management System (IMS).

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol
The GHG Protocol is an internationally recognized instrument for quantifying and controlling greenhouse gas emissions. The standards outlined in the GHG Protocol have been jointly developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) since 1998. The GHG Protocol specifies how an organization should calculate its greenhouse gas emissions and how emission-reducing programs should be conducted.