The VCI’s Bavarian Branch Confers 2018 Responsible Care® Award on WACKER POLYSILICON
WACKER is Bavarian Responsible Care® winner 2018. The Bavarian branch of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) has honored the company for its polysilicon, which makes renewable energy sources possible thanks to photovoltaic applications. The VCI adopted a motto of “Our Contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals” for its Responsible Care® competition this year.
Solar applications are a significant way to generate affordable, clean energy. Being able to replace energy sources that would otherwise produce greenhouse gases, solar power produced from photovoltaics thus makes a major contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “WACKER’s decades-long R&D work has enhanced the accessibility of silicon, making this inexhaustible raw material a key factor in the breakthrough for solar energy,” concluded this year’s RC competition jury, which was made up of independent experts from science and various regulatory bodies.
The competition plays a part in “Chemie3,” the German chemical industry’s sustainability initiative. The best Bavarian projects were honored in Munich on Tuesday during the general meeting held by the VCI’s Bavarian branch. WACKER shares first place with Roche Diagnostics GmbH, whose own competition entry was a low-VOC refrigeration concept. The award-winning RC projects from the VCI’s various regional associations will now compete at the national level.
The chemical sector has been using its Responsible Care® initiative to voluntarily do more than is legally required – which has been the case in Germany for over 25 years.