Sustainability Report 2019/2020

Creating tomorrow’s solutions

Management Systems

We control operational processes via our integrated management system (IMS), which stipulates uniform standards throughout the Group for issues relating to quality, energy, environmental protection, and health and 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 to ensure its compliance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental protection) and, at our German sites, with ISO 50001 (energy).

Norms and Standards Covered by Our Integrated Management System

Integrated Management-System Standards (organization chart)

Our Group certification program helps us implement statutory and customer-specific rules, as well as our corporate standards, at all of our sites. Check out our world map to get an overview of certifications at WACKER sites.

Almost every one of our production sites is included in the ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) Group certificates. Not included are Wacker Biotech B.V., Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Wacker Biotech US Inc., San Diego, California (US), Wacker Biotech GmbH, Halle and Jena (Germany), and Wacker Dymatic Silicones (Shunde) Co., Ltd., Foshan City and Zhangjiagang City (China). There are corresponding individual certificates for the Tsukuba site of Wacker Asahi Kasei Silicone Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. 2020 was the first time that our German sites, including Halle and Jena, had been certified to the revised ISO 50001:2018 standard.

Aside from these traditional management standards, WACKER has many individual products certified to the FSSC 22000 (food) and EFfCI GMP (cosmetics) standards. 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. Certifying our products according to Islamic and Jewish dietary standards (halal and kosher) is becoming increasingly relevant.

In the 2020 reporting year, WACKER had its first biomass-balance products certified to the REDcert2 standard for the chemical industry. These products make a key contribution to sustainability since we manufacture them without fossil raw materials.

We align our processes and standards relating to occupational health and safety with the international ISO 45001 standard. Our site in Jincheon, South Korea, has been certified according to the new ISO 45001:2018 standard.

OHRIS (Occupational Health and Risk Management System) certification for the Burghausen site was extended for three additional years in 2020 by the Trade Supervisory Office of the government of Upper Bavaria. This serves as the basis for our company’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which we use in combination with quality and environmental management systems (ISO 9001 / ISO 14001).

Our certificates are available to our customers for download at: WACKER certificates