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Wacker Chemie AG is a globally active chemical company with a wide range of specialty chemical products.

Ticker: WCH-FF ISIN: DE000WCH8881
Address: Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4 , Germany , Munich , , 81737 Website: Wacker Chemie AG
Phone #: 49-89-6279-01 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

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Wacker Chemie AG 63 62 67 67 56
Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Mfg.
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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Wacker Chemie AG 88% 79% 84% 80% 61%
Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Mfg.
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Wacker Chemie AG 64% 93% 66% 60% 94% 82%
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Wacker Chemie AG 79% 84% 79% 34% 86% 69%
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.0526 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 255.9113 NA
BSI 50 58.9651 88.4717 NA
Domicile GERMANY NA
Enterprise Value NA 4867.539 NA NA
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA WACKER is a globally active company with state-of-the-art specialty chemical products. Our products are used in countless everyday items, ranging from cosmetic powders to solar cells.Most of our products are based on inorganic starting materials. Silicon- NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA No NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA Given our wide range of potential applications for our materials, we view changes triggered by climate-related developments as opportunities to further expand the market reach of our products. The largest part of our profits stems from the production of h NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) Energy Megatrend: WACKER has a unique product portfolio, particularly for conserving and sustainably generating energy. Whether we are talking about insulation for buildings or renewable energy sources such as solar power – WACKER helps to save energy NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i)6.1c1: According to market researcher Global Insight, the construction industry will continue to grow in Asia and Latin America in 2012 and 2013, while remaining flat in advanced economies. Pinpointing Asia in particular, Global Insight forecasts steady NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) WACKER has a unique product portfolio, particularly for conserving and sustainably generating energy. Whether we are talking about insulation for buildings or renewable energy sources such as solar power – WACKER helps to save energy and lower greenhou NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA i) WACKER did not set any group wide goals for reducing emissions in 2011. But the individual sites and business divisions set annual targets. These relate directly to the emissions of the individual sites and the requirements of the neighborhood and envi NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA i)-iii) With many products, WACKER enables its customers to develop and establish solutions in the markets which contribute to CO2 reduction both during the use phase and during the manufacture of end-products. 1) Construction applications:Modern exterio NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Employee engagement, Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Internal incentives/recognition programs, Partnering with governments on technology development, Employee engagement NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) At WACKER, we define a significant risk as an individual risk with a potential effect of over €5 million, or one that can result in a loss of at least €20 million over a 12-month period or an average of at least €10 million over a period of four years. NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA The highest level of direct responsibility is with Mr. Auguste Willems, Executive Board member. He is, among other things, responsible for the Group's corporate sustainability approach including EHS and PS (product stewardship). In 2011, we set up a Corpo NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Increased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Significant Increase NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Increase: Acquisitions, Increase: Change in boundary, Decrease: Change in output, Decrease: Emissions reduction activities NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: 29.13, Increase: 39.2 , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 77 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E C A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA (i) Engagement process i. Method of engagement – e.g. through a trade organization, as an individual company, through funding of a third party, etc and public or private;In accordance with our Code of Conduct, we are committed to responsibility and integr NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/63/20363/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/4_Communications_sustainability_report_09_10.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 2 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) At WACKER, we define a significant risk as an individual risk with a potential effect of over €5 million, or one that can result in a loss of at least €20 million over a 12-month period or an average of at least €10 million over a period of four years. NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i. the scope of the process, i.e. the type of risks and opportunities considered by the process such as regulatory, customer behavior changes, reputational and weather-related; Risk management is an integral part of corporate management at WACKER. As a gl NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i. How the business strategy has been influenced:WACKER refined its vision in 2011 and specified five strategic goals (Customers, Employees, Innovations, Company Value and Sustainability). Together these form our strategy’s foundation and express the perf NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA Emission reduction initiatives are not reported for other stages than implemented projects. NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No Yes Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA Wacker Chemie AG reported scope 1 emissions within CDP for the first time in 2007 which is chosen as base year for scope 1 emissions. Within this report we recalculated our base year emissions for 2007 including our silicon production site in Holla (acqui NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA EUR(€) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? So far, WACKER had a surplus of emissions certificates and the only effects we have experienced to date relate to electricity price rises. From 2013, according to EU and national decisions, we will need to include individual production facilities in the t NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions No third party verification or assurance Proportion of Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.7a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.7b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements/Type of verification or assurance/Relevant standard/Attach the document No Response
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your organization? No
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2 NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
9.1. Do you have Scope 1 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
9.1a Reporting Period From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Germany/965034
9.2. Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By facility; By GHG type NA
9.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2c Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by GHG type: GHG type/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/CO2/1294424
9.2d Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2e Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
0.3. Country list configuration Virgin Islands
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. EUR(€)
0.4. Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. EUR(€)
0.5. Please select if you wish to complete a shorter information request. NA
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA i) The highest level of direct responsibility is with Mr. Auguste Willems, Executive Board member. ii) Mr Willems is, among other things, responsible for the Group's corporate sustainability approach including EHS (Environment, Health, Safety) and PS (Pr NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
1.2a. Who is entitled to benefit from these incentives? Energy managers/Monetary reward/Meeting emission/energy reduction targets: Responsibility for the key areas of environment, health & safety, and product stewardship rests with the Group coordinators. They report direct to the WACKER Executive Board, a
10.1. Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
10.1a Reporting Period: From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 2 metric tonnes CO2e/Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh)/Purchased and consumed low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Germany/885535/1927880/
10.2. Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By facility NA
10.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Burghausen/446260
10.2c Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2d Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA Energy ManagementThe chemical industry is an energy-intensive sector. WACKER is one of Germany’s major energy consumers. For this reason, globally competitive energy prices are of considerable significance to us. WACKER is constantly improving the energy NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 10% but less than or equal to 15% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
11.2. Please state how much fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased and consumed during the reporting year: Energy type/MWh Fuel/6806672;Electricity/2959842;Heat/222805;Steam/;Cooling/
11.3. Please complete the table by breaking down the total "Fuel" figure entered above by fuel type: Fuels/MWh Natural gas/5926716
11.4. Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted at a low carbon emission factor: Basis for applying a low carbon emission factor/MWh associated with low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling Non-grid connected low carbon heat, steam or cooling, generation owned by company/280000
12. Attachments https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/63/20363/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/12.EmissionsPerformance/Analysis_Waterfall_Illustration.pdf
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
12.1a. Reason: Emissions value (percentage) Emissions reduction activities: 2.9/Change in output: 3.9/Change in methodology: 0.6/Other: 0.3
12.2. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per revenue: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 0.00053/metric tonnes CO2e/6.8/Increase/The intensity figure for 2011 was recalculated based on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions because of the availability of scope 2 emission data starting with reporting year 2011 (new figure for 2011: 0.00050 to CO2eq/€).
12.3. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per FTE: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 147.8/metric tonnes CO2e/2.4/Increase/The intensity figure for 2011 was recalculated based on scope 1 and 2 emissions because of the availability of scope 2 emission data starting with reporting year 2011 (new figure for 2011: 143.5). In the previous yea
12.4. Please provide an additional intensity (normalized) metric that is appropriate to your business operations: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 1.75/metric tonnes CO2e/1.7/Decrease/The intensity figure for 2011 was recalculated based on scope 1 and 2 emissions because of the availability of scope 2 emission data starting with reporting year 2011 (new figure for 2011: 1.77). In the previous year
13.1. Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes? Yes
13.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? So far, WACKER had a surplus of emissions certificates and the only effects we have experienced to date relate to electricity price rises. From 2013, according to EU and national decisions, we will need to include individual production facilities in the t
13.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? Yes
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? So far, WACKER had a surplus of emissions certificates and the only effects we have experienced to date relate to electricity price rises. From 2013, according to EU and national decisions, we will need to include individual production facilities in the t
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No Yes Yes
14.2. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 3 emissions No third party verification or assurance
14.2a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 3 emissions that are verified/assured NA
14.3. Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the previous year for any sources? Yes
14.4. Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate change strategies? (Tick all that apply) Yes, our suppliers; Yes, our customers; Yes, other partners in the value chain
14.4a. Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing engagements and measures of success Based on evaluations of our scope 3 emissions we will further evaluate possibilities to engage along our value chain on GHG emissions. Regarding upstream engagement priorities can e.g. be defined based on contribution to our overall emissions, but also WA
14.4d. Please explain why not and any plans you have to develop an engagement strategy in the future NA
2. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/63/20363/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/2.Strategy/Cefic_position_paper_on_ECs_Energy_Roadmap_2050[1].pdf NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details Risk Management: i. Scope: Risk management is an integral part of corporate management at WACKER. As a globally active company, WACKER is exposed to numerous risks directly attributable to our operational activities. Starting from an acceptable level of o
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Risk Management: i. Scope: Risk management is an integral part of corporate management at WACKER. As a globally active company, WACKER is exposed to numerous risks directly attributable to our operational activities. Starting from an acceptable level of o NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes i) Internal process: Our commitment to sustainability encompasses ecological, economic and social aspects. Our actions are guided by the underlying principles of the UN’S Global Compact and the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative. For years,
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i) Internal process: Our commitment to sustainability encompasses ecological, economic and social aspects. Our actions are guided by the underlying principles of the UN’S Global Compact and the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative. For years, NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes
2.3a. On what issues have you been engaging directly?: Focus of legislation/Corporate Position/Details of engagement/Proposed solution Clean energy generation/Support with major exceptions/WACKER shares the vision that the global economy needs to learn to emit less greenhouse gases quickly. A major part of this transition will be the migration from fossil fuels towards renewable energies
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA WACKER shares the vision that the global economy needs to learn to emit less greenhouse gases quickly. A major part of this transition will be the migration from fossil fuels towards renewable energies. WACKER supports this transition both as a supplier ( NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? Yes
2.3c. Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a position on climate change legislation/Trade association VCI//1. ETS is not in need of repair: The existing emission trading system works and should not be counteracted by interventions in the amount of allowances. The combination of an upper limit for the total amount of allowances and a trading system (cap an
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? No
2.3e. Do you fund any research organizations to produce public work on climate change? Yes
2.3f. Please describe the work and how it aligns with your own strategy on climate change WACKER is working on two subprojects within the integrated Carbon Capture, Conversion, and Cycling (iC4) project funded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The first subproject focuses on the separation and cleaning of CO2 in order to prepare it for add
2.3g. Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake Greenhouse Gas Emissions:Having conducted the first survey of our indirect greenhouse gas emissions from bought-in energy (as per Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2) in 2011, the next phase, begun in the year under review, was to measure our Scope 3 emission
2.3h. What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change strategy? In 2011, we established an internal Corporate Sustainability department. It guides the implementationof WACKER’s voluntary commitments under Responsible Care® and the Global Compact and coordinates our sustainability activities worldwide including climate
2.3i. Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers NA
3. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/63/20363/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/3.TargetsandInitiatives/Zertifikat_ISO_50001_2011_Deutsch_WGER1.pdf NA
3. Further Information NA Integrated Production System – WACKER’s Main Strength The WACKER Group’s key competitive advantages include the highly integrated material loops at its major sites in Burghausen, Nünchritz and Zhangjiagang. Basically, integrated production involves using NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets
3.1a. Absolute target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Base year/Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/Target year/Comment No Response
3.1b. Intensity target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Metric/Base year/Normalized base year emissions/Target year/Comment IT1/Scope 1+2/85/30/metric tonnes CO2e per metric tonne of product/2007/1/2022/In June 2010, WACKER acquired the Norwegian FESIL Group’s silicon-metal production site in Holla. Scope 1 emissions from our silicon metal production site Holla are for the fir
3.1c. What change in absolute emissions this intensity target reflects/ID/Direction of change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions at target completion?/% change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions IT1/Increase////We expect the impact of growth to dominate our emission reduction initiatives and therefore expect an increase of our absolute scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. Three levers will continue to determine WACKER’s business strategy over the next
3.1d. Please provide details on your progress against this target made in the reporting year/ID/% complete (time)/% complete (emissions)/Comment IT1/30/66/To enhance energy efficiency and reduce specific energy consumption (amount of energy per unit of net production output), the Executive Board has laid down energy targets for the Group. We already cut specific energy consumption by 22% between 2
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA With many products, WACKER enables its customers to develop and establish solutions in the markets which contribute to CO2 reduction both during the use phase and during the manufacture of end-products. Construction:ia) Modern exterior thermal insulation NA
3.3. Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases) No Yes Yes
3.3a. Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in theimplementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings/Stage of development/3.3a. Number of projects/Total estimated annual CO2e savings in metric tonnes CO2e Under investigation/37/
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 8 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Employee engagement, Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Internal incentives/recognition programs, Employee engagement, Partnering with governments on technology development, Partnering with gove NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?/Comment Employee engagement/WACKER´s Idea Management system focuses on ideas resulting in improved productivity e.g. via reduced energy consumption and thereby contribute to a reduction of emissions. To maximize the benefit from any ideas submitted, WACKER has in
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information NA
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 3 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1a. Please describe your risks driven by changes in regulation /ID/Risk driver/ Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 5.1a1/Cap and trade schemes/WACKER’s CO2 emissions exceed allotted emission certificates./Increased operational cost/1-5 years/Direct/More likely than not/Low-medium
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk and (iii) the costs associated with these actions Risk management is an integral part of corporate management at WACKER. As a globally active company, WACKER is exposed to numerous risks directly attributable to our operational activities. Starting from an acceptable level of overall risk, the Executive
5.1c. Please describe your risks that are driven by change in physical climate parameters/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact No Response
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
5.1e. Please describe your risks that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact No Response
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA General information: At WACKER, we define a risk as an individual risk with a one-time negative impact (before taxes) of over €5m and include these risks in the early-warning system. Significant risks that can result in a one-time negative impact of at le NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA general information: At WACKER, we define a risk as an individual risk with a one-time negative impact (before taxes) of over €5m and include these risks in the early-warning system. Significant risks that can result in a one-time negative impact of at le NA
6. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/63/20363/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/6.ClimateChangeOpportunities/Energy_Saving_Wacker_Polymers.pdf NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1a. Please describe your opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation/ID/Opportunity driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 6.1a1/Air pollution limits/Silicon for highly-efficient lithium-ion batteries: Mankind has always been on the move, but ever since mass motorization began in the 20th century, its reach has grown dramatically. More than a billion cars are on the world’s r
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions i) Opportunities with an impact on WACKER´s top line: WACKER POLYSILICON: Based on own research, WACKER anticipates moderate photovoltaic market growth in 2013, with newly installed photovoltaic capacity to come in at between 35 and 40 GW. The solar photo
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions Opportunity Management System (6.1c general):WACKER’s opportunity management system remained unchanged from the previous year. It is a divisional and Group-level instrument. We identify operational opportunities and exploit them in our business divisions,
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 6.1e1: i) The competitiveness of the solar industry compared to other energy sources continues to spur demand for solar installations. All around the globe, the use of renewable energy is increasing. Based on own research, WACKER anticipates moderate phot NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA Base Year recalculation: Scope 2: indirect emissions from consumption of purchased energy (electricity, heat) were surveyed and reported for the first time in 2011; recalculation of 2011 values based on the modified emission factors published by the Inter NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)/7.1. Base year From Date:/To Date:/ Scope 1 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/N39Scope 2 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 2007-01-01/2007-12-31/1181515/
7.2. Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions NA The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) NA
7.3. Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used Gas/Reference CO2/IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 - 100 year)
7.4. Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data Fuel/Material/Energy/Emission Factor/Unit/Reference Electricity/0.087/metric tonnes CO2 per MWh/country specific emission factors from International Energy Agency. "CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion (2012 Edition)". Source data 2010 / Brazil
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Financial control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 1313313
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.4a Reporting Period From/To/Source/Scope/Explain why the source is excluded 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Company owned vehicles/Scope 1/Emissions from company owned vehicles were estimated to be less than 1% of scope 1 emissions. Although not including the emission in our report for the time being we see our responsibility to take infl
8.5 Reporting Period From/To/Please estimate the uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering, handling and calculations/Scope 1 emissions No Response
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.6a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 60% but less than or equal to 80% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.6b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements: Type of verification or assurance/Attach the document 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Reasonable assurance/European Union emissions trading system (EU ETS)/https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/63/20363/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/Investor-8.6b-C3-RelevantStatement/EmB2012_01_BGH.pdf
2013 Performance Band E B A NA
2013 Score 0 86 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA NA NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA WACKER is a globally active company with state-of-the-art specialty chemical products. Our products are used in countless everyday items, ranging from cosmetic powders to solar cells.Most of our products are based on inorganic starting materials. Silicon- NA
0.1. Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. WACKER is a globally active company with state-of-the-art specialty chemical products. Our products are used in countless everyday items, ranging from cosmetic powders to solar cells.Most of our products are based on inorganic starting materials. Silicon-
0.2. Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2012-01-01
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ceo:pctApprove 0 0 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 1 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Date Added To Sr List NA 41521.5833 NA Date added to the GRI list.
Guidelines NA GRI - G3 NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No No Yes GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2013 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Europe NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA http://www.wacker.com/sustainabilityreport NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA http://www.wacker.com/cms/media/en/publications/downloads/sustainability_report_2011_12.pdf NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA Sustainability Report 2011/2012 NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Chemicals NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA Not Applicable NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA Large NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Corporate Governance 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 8 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/01/2012 NA Start Date
differentiation NA active NA At what level is the declarer?
ends_on NA 04/01/2013 NA End Date
format NA standalone NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
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ends_on NA 04/01/2014 NA End Date
format NA standalone NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
include_continued_support_statement 0 1 1 Does your COP contain a statement by the CEO (or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing your company’s ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles?
include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/01/2013 NA Start Date
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