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Environmental and Health Protection

Responsibility for the environment and employees

Thinking and acting in economically, ecologically and socially responsible ways – far beyond what is legally required – are an important part of our key corporate goals. Since 1998, the Burghausen site has been certified to DIN ISO 9001 and 14001 as part of the Integrated Management System for quality, health, safety and the environment.

Sustainable Management

At WACKER, integrated environmental protection is particularly important to us, and so we incorporate it into product development and plant planning at the design stage. Our goal is to avoid or reduce emissions from the outset. The bulk of unavoidable side-stream products are fed back into the production loop. That is essentially the core thinking behind the WACKER integrated production strategy in the Burghausen plant.

Transparency is important to us

Every year since 1998, we have published facts and figures about WACKER’s environmental performance and the emissions from our incinerators at the Burghausen plant.

Health at a glance

At WACKER, systematic workplace safety goes without saying. All employees receive individual safety briefings for their workplace. Hazards are regularly assessed and work areas are constantly monitored.

Our Health Services unit at the Burghausen site is responsible for health protection and all issues involving occupational, environmental, emergency and general medicine. Professional health management and extensive preventive and fitness programs help our employees to stay healthy and productive.

  • We fulfill Occupational Health and Risk Management System (OHRIS) requirements.
  • We are actively involved in Germany’s workplace health promotion network – “Unternehmen für Gesundheit e.V.”
  • We are committed to the principles of workplace health promotion in the EU.
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