Placing responsible operations


at the center of our corporate objectives

Our management and disclosure

As a chemical technology company, Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors are integral to Atotech’s business. We take our responsibility to promote ESG principles and best practices very seriously. While regulatory requirements differ between geographic regions, we at Atotech have chosen to apply the most ambitious frameworks in all our operating markets. In addition, we seek to continuously improve our performance in the areas that are most material for our industry. We aspire to set transparent goals and report on our progress against them, while also pinpointing opportunities to expand our ESG program.

We have a robust policy framework in place, which forms the basis of our operations. Our management systems for health, safety, environment, and quality are regularly reviewed to ensure the best performance.

We have a formal ESG Steering Committee and an ESG Operating Committee, responsible for reviewing, implementing, and managing our ESG program on an ongoing basis.

We are committed to best practices in all aspects of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factor reporting. Our ESG factsheet is a first step in formalizing our reporting and providing greater transparency.

We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have defined Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, and Good Health and Well-Being for People as areas where we can contribute the most positive change.

“At Atotech, we take our responsibility towards our people, customers and business partners, the environment, as well as the communities we are active in, very seriously. Our commitment is expressed and implemented by applying the highest standards possible when it comes to safety, quality, compliance, and sustainability, and by our focus and actions to constantly improve our ESG performance.”

Geoff Wild, CEO at Atotech Group

Our policies

Policy for health, safety, environment, quality, and security

We place people’s personal safety, safety with regard to operations, and the protection of health and environment at the center of our corporate objectives.

2018, pdf / 180 KB

Code of conduct

We strive to do business the right way and compete to win with integrity. Our Code is an important expression of our values and helps us make decisions that win our customers’ loyalty, trust, and respect.

2019, pdf / 500 KB

Conflict minerals sourcing

We adhere to the responsible sourcing of precious and non-precious metal salts in our operations and supply chains.

2017, pdf / 230 KB

Modern slavery and combatting human trafficking

Atotech is committed to strict standards of corporate governance and ethics. Compliance is a non-negotiable part of our business.

2020, pdf / 790 KB
2019, pdf / 2.800 KB
2018, pdf / 2.100 KB
2017, pdf / 220 KB

Supplier code of conduct

Based on our values, we carefully choose suppliers that comply with our Code of Conduct and other policies.
2021, pdf / 440 KB

English language, 2020, pdf / 430 KB
Japanese language, 2022, pdf / 1.000 KB

Ensuring consistent quality: ISO certification

Atotech sites are designed to high specifications in order to guarantee the safety of Atotech employees as well as its neighbors, and also to protect the environment. All Atotech manufacturing sites are certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard, and have also attained the ISO 14001 and the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications.