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 environment, health, safety, export controls, hazardous materials and product stewardship lies with the Group coordinators, who report directly to the Executive Board and stipulate groupwide standards in the form of goals and processes. 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 vitally important for WACKER. That is why WACKER defines safety targets together with its executives in Germany (in upper and middle management) during its annual target-setting process. These are personal goals (mandatory mostly for executives in production-related areas) and are incorporated into performance assessments.