MUNICH, Germany - Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany, published its Sustainability Report for 2011 and 2012. The report fully meets the G3 guidelines set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). GRI evaluated the report and gave it an A, the highest reporting category. For the first time, the company’s report has been published exclusively as an online version, a more environmentally friendly reporting method.
The transparent and comprehensive report covers traditional sustainability topics – such as environmental protection, health, workplace and plant safety, and sustainability management – as well as topics such as equal opportunity, demographics, work-life balance and international disaster aid. Compared to the 2009/2010 edition, WACKER has broadened the topics in the report. The new report is the first to include specific energy targets, figures on indirect energy consumption, and information on the relationship between water demand and the availability of fresh water.
The facts and figures in the Sustainability Report illustrate that WACKER has made substantial progress in many areas that are of importance to sustainable business management. For example, the company has reduced its specific energy consumption by 22 percent since 2007.
Sustainability is a core component of WACKER’s business model. The chemical company sees the highly promising fields of energy, urbanization and construction, digitization, and rising affluence in emerging markets as the main drivers for further growth. WACKER has made sustainability one of its five strategic goals and has compiled its own business principles for sustainability.
Published in English and German, the report is available for download as a printable PDF file at www.wacker.com/sustainability.