Creating Values and Growing Together
Collaboration built on trust is a key ingredient for success: both for ourselves and our suppliers.
Approx. 10,000 suppliers
Approx. 500 key suppliers
70% of our key suppliers are covered by the TfS initiative
Values and Goals
Our collaboration is based on shared values and goals that secure our competitiveness and mutual success in the long term. We count on a constructive partnership and enduring cooperation as well as fair market conditions in good times and bad.
Quality and Reliability
You rank among the best in your market and support us with innovative products, reliable services, punctual deliveries and competitive prices.
We also expect our partners to use a management system that meets ISO 9100 (quality) requirements or one compatible with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). Industrial suppliers must be certified to ISO 14002 (environmental protection).
Sustainability and Social Standards
WACKER has joined international initiatives such as Responsible Care® and Global Compact. We have also defined our own Code of Sustainability that exceeds legal requirements for protecting the environment, employees and society. We expect your wholehearted cooperation in implementing these rules with respect to occupational safety, health and safety and environmental protection.
WACKER is part of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. This chemical-industry procurement initiative has devised a process to review the sustainability of suppliers. We expect our key suppliers to conduct the analysis and enhance their sustainability performance.
Digitalization and Efficiency
We are counting on digitalization, innovation, efficient procurement processes and cutting-edge IT systems to achieve this goal. We expect our suppliers to support us in these endeavors by using standard IT interfaces.
We have an especially close relationship with our most important suppliers that goes beyond the principles mentioned above:
- Supplier evaluation: we regularly evaluate the performance of our key suppliers.
- Continuous improvement process: we regularly communicate with our key suppliers about how they are furthering their development to ensure a long-lasting supplier relationship.
- Supplier qualifications and audits: we conduct random checks or regular quality checks or process audits, if necessary.
- Sustainability: WACKER is a member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. Our key suppliers can provide proof that their business practices harmonize with globally acceptable sustainability criteria.
Communicating with You
To further intensify communication with our partner companies, we have been holding Supplier Days in Europe, Asia and the USA since 1995. These events focus on current topics and serve as a management-level platform where WACKER and key suppliers can exchange information.
Our Supplier Days
Good to Know – Links & Downloads
Our framework agreements in business dealings with our suppliers are detailed in our Terms and Conditions of Procurement.
Supplier Self-Service (SAP-SUS): for suppliers with multiple order items
Simply register, click on orders and create order confirmations online
Supplier Traffic Portal: for suppliers with a small order volume
For each new order you place, you will receive a direct-access link to it. And you don’t need a user name or password.
Login4More: Ordering in the fast lane with an overview
Daily updated stock lists and movement data of all consignment-warehouse articles, efficient handling of business processes – we provide a secure environment for transaction activity – all with a single login.Login4More
The safety manual (available in German only) covers all important information, rules and instructions to ensure that the activities of partner companies and their subcontractors are conducted safely at all German WACKER sites.
The site instruction provides partner companies information about all current regulations and is specifically designed for each site.
A successfully passed instruction is prerequisite for partner company employees to be allowed to enter a specific site with their WACKER company ID card and start work there.
A credit memo is issued automatically on the basis of the order and incoming goods data – no invoices are sent and orders can be completed more quickly.
Guarantees secure the deposit, contractual fulfillment and the warranty relating to orders. We only accept guarantees in line with WACKER’s guarantee forms.
Advance Payment Bond
(DOCX 43.3 KB) - English – valid globally
Guarantee for Claims based on Defects
(DOCX 42.5 KB) - English – valid globally
Guarantee for Performance and Cases of Breach of Contract
(DOCX 42.7 KB) - English – valid globally
Guarantee for Performance and Cases of Breach of Contract for Frame Contract
(DOC 55.0 KB) - English – valid globally
The e-catalog (available in German only) includes approved products with agreed specifications and prices negotiated by WACKER and our suppliers. The e-catalog software supports procurement for recurring demand and requires suppliers to provide all the data in a standardized form.
Our suppliers print a matrix barcode or a QR code on the delivery notes – these are recorded directly in SAP at WACKER’s centralized incoming goods department.