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 more than 4,000 employees who work for the WEPA Group at 14 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.

  • To 2024, we will have all WEPA sites certified to ISO 45001.
  • We aim for zero occupational accidents and a 10% annual reduction in LTIR*.

*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.

To 2030:

  • Employee engagement based on a survey with index > 4 (maximum value 5)*
  • Training and continuing education for 100% of employees and evaluation of the training units with a score > 4 (maximum score 5)**
  • Introduction of structured diversity management in accordance with the guiding principles of the “Diversity Charter” and implementation of > 50% of the measures it contains***
  • Increase of external employer rating in the Kununu rating to > 4 and positive evaluation by another external body

*: Based on an assessment by an external institute according to 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

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

100% of suppliers comply with the WEPA Code of Conduct and the European Directive on Supply Chain Due Diligence.

To 2024:

  • Risk analysis of 100% of our indirect suppliers for human rights and environmental due diligence obligations
  • Our pulp suppliers commit to a deforestation-free supply chain

Social commitment

Our targets and ambitions

As the WEPA Group, we will continue to assume and expand our responsibility for society and the neighbourhood in the future.

  • Increased cooperation with the WEPA foundation: focus on hygiene and environmental projects
  • Also in the future: fulfilling our responsibility for society and neighbourhood in the fields of action Ecology, Sport, Culture and Social Affairs
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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