We control operational processes via our integrated management system (IMS). The system describes workflows and responsibilities, and stipulates uniform standards throughout the Group for quality, environmental protection, energy, occupational health and safety, and plant safety. It is based on customer demands, statutory regulations, our own sustainable business principles, and national and international standards.
We have our Group management system certified by an international certification organization in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental protection), and have our German sites certified as per ISO 50001 (energy).
Our Group certification program ensures that all WACKER sites implement legal and customer-related rules as well as our corporate standards. Almost every WACKER production site is included in the ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) Group certificates. Exceptions are the Kolkata plant of Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., India, and the Tsukuba site of Wacker Asahi Kasei Silicone Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, which have corresponding individual certificates. In the reporting period, we recertified all sites to the new specifications of ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015.
As of 2012, all German sites belonging to Wacker Chemie AG and Alzwerke GmbH have been certified to ISO 50001 (energy management systems). The silicone-producing facilities at the Burghausen and Nünchritz sites in Germany, as well as at Jandira (Brazil), Zhangjiagang (China), Kolkata (India) and Tsukuba (Japan), have been certified to the ISO 22716 standard for the cosmetics industry.
We align our processes and standards relating to occupational health and safety with the international OHSAS 18001 standard. Our Jandira (Brazil) and Jincheon (South Korea) sites have an OHSAS certificate.
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Certified WACKER Sites
Business Divisions: Biosolutions (F), Polymers (L), Polysilicon (P), Silicones (S)