Sustainability Report 2019/2020

Creating tomorrow’s solutions

Business Principles

Aside from our vision and goals, our ethical principles form the third pillar of WACKER’s corporate policy guidelines. These principles are laid down in five corporate codes – including our Code of Sustainability – and are supplemented by a body of regulations and directives. They are mandatory for all employees worldwide.

Vision – Goals – Ethical Principles

Vision – Goals – Business Principles (graphic)

Vision – Goals – Business Principles


We develop intelligent solutions for sustainable growth.


WACKER products and solutions are our customers’ first choice.

Code of Safety


We want to be one of the world’s best employers.

Code of Conduct


We tap new markets via product and process innovations for tomorrow’s world.

Code of Innovation

The Company’s Value

We continuously increase our company’s value.

Code of Teamwork & Leadership


Our responsibility as a company extends beyond our business activities.

Code of Sustainability

22 Regulations

Directives and Other Internal Controlled Documents

(e.g. Guidelines and Internal Manuals)

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct contains our principles for dealing with business partners and third parties. It also governs the handling of information, confidentiality and data protection, the prevention of money laundering, and the separation of personal and business interests.

Code of Innovation

The Code of Innovation specifies our principles concerning research and development, partnerships, patents and innovation management.

Code of Teamwork & Leadership

The Code of Teamwork & Leadership outlines our understanding of teamwork and leadership. Key aspects here include trust and esteem, motivation and success, recognition and development, teamwork and equal opportunity, work­life balance and the positive example set by managerial employees.

Code of Safety

The Code of Safety defines our safety culture and sets safety guidelines for workplaces, facilities, and products and their transport.

Code of Sustainability

The Code of Sustainability lists principles for sustainability to be adhered to by R&D, procurement and logistics, production and products, and describes our commitment to society.