Human Rights & UK Modern Slavery Act
Across the globe, WACKER is committed to upholding human rights and expects partners and suppliers to do so too.
We say “No”
WACKER is strongly committed to human rights and employees’ rights. As a modern, globally active company, it is very important that every one of our sites respects human rights and applies fair business practices. We strongly condemn all forms of forced labor and slavery. In doing so, we are guided by the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises, the ILO’s core labor standards and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
We take protecting human rights seriously and implement activities to underscore this.
Our Actions Are Guided by Our Code of Conduct
At WACKER, we rely on the trust that our customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees and the public place in us.
Our Human Rights Committee
Founded in 2018, our Human Rights Committee prioritizes the safeguarding of human rights at WACKER. Its tasks include prioritizing focus topics and potential impacts on human rights, checking existing management approaches in terms of protective and monitoring mechanisms, identifying weak points and defining information needs in the company.
We Show Our Dedication through Voluntary Commitments
WACKER supports the principles of the United Nations Global Compact initiative. What’s more, we have signed Germany’s “Diversity Charter” and joined “We Together” – a German business initiative for the integration of refugees. Since 2015, WACKER has been a member of the global TfS initiative for protecting human rights in the supply chain.Global Compact Working together – German industry’s integration initiatives (German-language website only) Together for Sustainability German diversity day
Statement Against Modern Slavery
(PDF 251.8 KB) - EN
Supplier Code of Conduct
(PDF 766.4 KB) - english
Sustainability Factsheet: Social Audits
(PDF 218.2 KB) - english
Sustainability Factsheet: Employee and Human Rights
(PDF 144.9 KB) - english
Sustainability Factsheet: Supply Chains
(PDF 216.2 KB) - english