For WACKER, sustainability has an economic, ecological and social component. We see sustainability as respect for humanity and for the environment – respect that is grounded in responsible stewardship.
In order to best meet our responsibilities to our world, we have set new, ambitious sustainable development goals. We have formulated a concrete roadmap for cutting our CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and will implement that roadmap consistently in the coming years.
When it comes to protecting the climate, we are a driving force – in part because we also offer our customers solutions that allow them to achieve their own sustainability goals. Our applications and products for the global construction industry are one example of this. Throughout the world, the construction industry is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, nearly 40 percent of which can be attributed to this sector. Cities, in turn, are the largest energy consumers. Even though they constitute just a few percent of the Earth’s surface, cities account for over 70 percent of the demand for available energy.
Our product portfolio offers solutions that conserve natural resources, save energy and reduce emissions. This annual report showcases the many different solutions we provide our customers with, including those in other industries, and demonstrates how we are forging ahead with sustainability at WACKER.