3. Objectives

The company discloses what qualitative and/or quantitative as well as temporally defined sustainability goals have been set and operationalised and how their level of achievement is monitored.

Within its own sustainability roadmap, the Werner & Mertz Group has set concrete medium and long-term goals in each of the areas of action up to the year 2025. The selection of goals is based on strategic action areas of the Werner & Mertz Group, which identified and determined those five areas as strategic priorities. More detailed descriptions of the areas of action and of the process to identify the fundamental topics are in the sections on Criteria 1 and 2.  

The goals are treated with special prioity because they are related to the topics we have identified as key. They describe our endeavors and show in which direction we want to develop as a company.

Key Areas of Action Key Sustainability Topics Concrete Goals Target Dates Sustainable Development Goals mapping
 Integrity & Responsibility  1. Supplier contracts with environmental & social criteria / Supplier Code of Conduct  The extensive Supplier Code of Conduct recently developed by Werner & Mertz is a fixed component for 100% of all new and existing supplier contracts.It extends way beyond the previously expected voluntary commitment related to environmental protection, social responsibility, quality, etc.  2025  8, 16 
2. Integrity Management with Codes of Conduct Deceptive acts are prevented by strengthening the integrity culture and sharpening requirements. To that end, 98%* of all employees complete relevant training courses.    2020 ­ 2021 (12  months, from July 2020) 8, 16
Products & Customers 3. Sustainability Performance by means of Innovation Processes Sustainability-Oriented Innovations (SOI) result in the development of at least two new sustainable raw materials per year.      Annual 12, 13
4. Use of Domestic Plants Continuous increase in the number of articles launched in the market which contain surfactants made from plants cultivated in Europe. Annual 12, 13
Production & Environment 5. Recyclate Use in Packaging  100% Post Consumer Recyclate (PCR) is used in all packaging By 2025 12, 13, 14
Culture &  Employees 6.  Corporate Culture The target culture at W&M is experienced and practiced by all employees in their daily work.    Ongoing 8
7. Training and Personal Development W&M offers attractive qualification and career opportunities to all employees.  For that purpose, strategic personnel planning is developed and appropriate instruments are rolled outthrough the entire organization. By 2025 4
Engagement & Society 8. Biodiversity & Species Protection Conserve biological diversity in the vicinity of production sites in Mainz  and Hallein by means of close cooperation with an environmental organization   and joint projects.    Protection and annual CO2 compensation through support of reforestation in the peatland rainforest  Mawas Borneo Ongoing 15
9. Industry initiatives (Recyclate) Increase the use of plastic waste from post-consumer collections in high-quality packaging in the European market. W&M engages in political dialog regarding the legal and regulatory framework.  Our goal is to carry out at least  two activities per year that attract the attention of the professional public. Ongoing 12,17

*Given the natural staff turnover, it is not possible to guarantee a training quota of 100% at a specified time.
The responsibilities for monitoring achievement of goals are provided in the section on Criterion 5.