Placing responsible operations
at the center of our corporate objectives
Our management and disclosure
As a chemical technology brand, Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors are integral to our Atotech business. While regulatory requirements differ between geographic regions, we have chosen to apply the most ambitious frameworks in all our operating markets for the Atotech brand. In addition, 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 Atotech ESG program on an ongoing basis.
We are committed to best practices in all aspects ESG-factor reporting. Our ESG factsheet is a first step in formalizing our reporting and providing greater transparency related to our Atotech brand.
We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have defined areas where we believe we can contribute the most positive change.
Build on integrity and trust, we at MKS are proud of our leadership foundation and values focused on a commitment to our people, our society, and the environment. In our MKS ESG report, we highlight MKS’ commitment to ESG issues.
Through our Atotech brand, 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 Atotech ESG factsheet provides datapoints on relevant Atotech-related ESG factors, including opportunities via innovation. It is supported by our reporting according to SASB standards.
Our production and development sites
Our Atotech 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.
Our Atotech 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.
2023, pdf / 650 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.
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
We are committed to strict standards of corporate governance and ethics. Compliance is a non-negotiable part of our business.
Supplier code of conduct
Based on our values, we carefully choose suppliers that comply with our Code of Conduct and other policies.
English language, 2020, pdf / 430 KB
Japanese language, 2020, pdf / 1.000 KB