Our foundation

We follow our values, care about our stakeholders and the environment beyond legal requirements, and proactively prevent risks.

The foundation of our WEPA Sustainability Strategy ensures that we care about all stakeholders, act in a value-oriented manner and are committed to people and the environment beyond legal requirements. Engaged and qualified employees are our most important success factor. That is why we want to offer our nearly 4,000 employees who work for the WEPA Group at 13 European locations the best place for their talents and skills, their personal development and collaboration. We have firmly established this in our strategy programme “Perform & Transform – WEPA 2023” with the transformation goal “Best place to work” to sustainably strengthen and expand our position as a responsible and attractive employer. The first priority is the safety and health of our employees and the creation of a diverse, supportive and motivating working environment. Our employees guarantee maximum product quality, which we seamlessly assure through our quality management. As a family business, we also value long-term partnerships and take care to ensure that our high requirements and standards are fulfilled along the entire supply chain.

Occupational health and safety

Our targets and ambitions

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees without compromise.

  • We will have all WEPA sites certified according to ISO 45001 in 2023.
  • We aim for zero occupational accidents and a 10% annual LTIR* reduction.

*Lost-time injury rate (accident frequency)

Product safety

Our targets and ambitions

Product safety and quality are of high priority for the WEPA Group. Our products and services meet the highest standards here.

  • We are committed to continuously avoid, reduce or replace potentially harmful ingredients beyond legal limits.
  • We create transparency about all ingredients used.

“Best place to work”

Our targets and ambitions

Our employees are the most important success factor in our future-oriented family business. By 2023, we want to have made progress in the areas of Engagement, Qualification, Diversity, and Modern Work Environment.

  • Engagement: engagement index > 4 (maximum value 5)*
  • Qualification: offering our training measures to 100% of employees and rating of training measure quality > 4 (maximum value 5)**
  • Diversity: introduction of structured diversity management according to the guiding principles of the “Diversity Charter” and implementation of more than 50% of its measures***
  • Modern Work Environment: improvement of the external employer rating in the Kununu rating to > 4 (maximum value 5) and receiving an award by another relevant employer rating site

* Based on an evaluation by an external institute in accordance with an internationally recognised method

** Internal evaluation process after each training or education measure

*** Mapping in our management system and governance structures

Supply chain transparency

Our targets and ambitions

A responsible management of the supply chain is an essential part of compliance for the WEPA Group.

  • All suppliers comply with the values, WEPA Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct and the European Directive on Supply Chain Due Diligence.
  • By 2024, 100% of our direct suppliers will be screened for human rights and environmental due diligence using a systematic web-based risk analysis.
  • We are committed to a deforestation-free supply chain. By 2024, we will require a commitment to this from all our pulp suppliers.

Social commitment

Our targets and ambitions

We, as the WEPA Group, will also continue to assume and further expand our responsibility for society and neighbourhood also in the future.

  • Also in the future: fulfilling this responsibility in the fields of action Ecology, Sports, Culture, and Social Affairs. These have an equally high importance at the sites. Supporting them contributes towards improving the quality of life in the region.
  • In cooperation with the WEPA Foundation (remember to include the link! WEPA Foundation - WEPA), we will also advance our social engagement and jointly raise awareness regarding hygiene and environmental issues.
Our partners

Our partners

Our self-conception as a sustainable family business has always included trustworthy cooperations with external partners.

We are committed together to environmental and social projects, and carefully select which partnerships support our holistic approach to sustainability. Through this dialogue we are in a constant state of development, and, via our commitment, are able to positively impact areas relevant to us. In doing so, we learn and benefit from each other – for the benefit of people and the environment.


WEPA Code of Conduct

The basic beliefs and values that make up the family business WEPA and how the employees of the WEPA Group can behave in a compliant manner in a wide variety of situations - all of this is summarized in the WEPA Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility. You can download the document here.

WEPA Code of Conduct

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