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. The ESG Factsheet is our 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.
Atotech is committed to being both an innovative and environmentally-conscious company. Our clear goal is to be the leading supplier of sustainable plating systems and we have made sustainability a key driver of our R&D strategy. Our ESG Factsheet provides datapoints on relevant ESG factors, including opportunities via innovation.
Our production and development sites
Our production sites and TechCenters are designed to high specifications in order to guarantee the safety of our employees, the communities we work in, and to protect the environment. All our manufacturing sites are externally certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard, and have also attained the ISO 14001 standard for integrating Environmental Management Practices and the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications.
To continuously improve our sustainability and quality performance, we are engaged with a number of relevant associations and councils. We are currently members among others of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), the German Association for Quality, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), and the Central Association for Surface Technology e.V. (ZVO). We also recognize the importance of working closely with our customers. We support them to be resource-efficient and to fulfil their obligations to comply with environmental laws and regulations for their manufacturing processes.
“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
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
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
We adhere to the responsible sourcing of precious and non-precious metal salts in our operations and supply chains.
2017, pdf / 230 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.
Further certifications below: