Responsibility towards mankind, the environment and climate change

We are well aware of our responsibility towards mankind and the environment as well as our impact on climate change. We are committed every day to ensure that the company's capacity for protecting man, the environment and our climate is aligned with economic requirements in the best way possible.

Our production facilities are based on energy-intensive processes. We therefore make sure that the use of electricity and gas is as economical and efficient as possible.

Our sites are located in the immediate vicinity of housing estates, countryside and water. This gives us a special responsibility to protect against noise and to keep water, air and soil clean.

The health of our employees is very important to us. Therefore, occupational safety and health management have top priority at Wieland.

Expertise in environmental and climate protection

With our team of experts in environmental and climate protection, we are leading in the non-ferrous metal industry.

  • News


    For us, certifications form the basis for the continuous improvement process of the company's internal quality management systems.

    In March 2018, the external recertification audit for the environmental, energy and occupational safety management systems will take place at the Ulm, Vöhringen and Villingen plants.

    Recertification according to the new standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 (environment) is based on the "high level structure", as is already the case in quality management ISO 9001:2015.

    If you would like to know more about our management systems, please follow this link

    Optimum noise protection standards and state-of-the-art energy technology in the newly completed building in Vöhringen

    The new building of WICOATEC* GmbH at the Vöhringen plant has now been completed. It is located on the site where a fire completely destroyed the former factory building in 2014, directly on the edge of the premises.

    The building meets the highest possible noise protection standards and is state-of-the-art in terms of energy efficiency.

    We would like to thank the residents for their patience and understanding over any issues during the construction phase.

    *WICOATEC is a modern coating process.

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  • Occupational health and safety

    Safety first

    Health and safety

    The health and safety of our employees is of central importance to us.

    All companies of the Wieland Group ensure safe and healthy working environments that meet or exceed the relevant standards for occupational health and safety in the workplace. We take appropriate measures to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

    Safety alert

    The safety alert provides rapid information to all employees of the Wieland Group worldwide of all lost-time injuries. We thereby draw attention to similar dangerous situations in our own environment or in comparable activities, thus sensitizing our employees to act with care for themselves and their colleagues and thus preventing accidents.

    Our stated goal: Sustainably prevent accidents of any kind!

  • Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    In the context of the transition to renewable energy sources, our role has evolved and our social obligation has further increased. That is the reason we are pushing ahead with the issue of energy saving and energy efficiency not from a cost perspective alone.

    We fulfill this obligation not only with regard to our production processes, but also by developing new energy-saving and environmentally friendly products for our customers, for example, heat exchanger tubes, materials for superconductors, components in the field of electromobility and much more.

    Heat Concept for the Future

    As part of the Heat Concept for the Future, we have been optimizing our heat generation and distribution in our large heat grid for many years, especially at our most energy-intensive production site in Voehringen. We exploit today's waste heat sources for heat recovery and combine them with suitable consumers in order to further reduce the use of primary energy.

    Like all infrastructure measures, these concepts are designed for the long term.

    At the beginning of 2018, we received the LEW Innovation Award for Intelligent Energy Solutions for our Heat Concept for the Future.

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  • Conflict minerals

    Conflict minerals

    The Dodd-Frank Act, which came into force in the USA in July 2010 to reform the U.S. financial market law, includes disclosure and reporting requirements for U.S. listed companies regarding the use of certain raw materials originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or its neighboring countries.

    These companies are required to annually disclose whether so-called "conflict minerals" are required for the manufacture or function of their products.

    The Dodd-Frank Act defines "conflict minerals" as the raw materials tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten if their extraction and the trade in these raw materials contribute to the financing or other support of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighboring countries (Angola, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Central African Republic).

    Wieland uses tin in some of its materials as an alloying element. In addition, the surfaces of some products are tinned. Via our sources of supply we ensure that the tin we use is not a conflict mineral.

    Documentation is available from Birgit Twrdek
    (, Tel. +49 731 944 2059).

  • Management systems

    Quality management system

    Wieland was the first European company for semi-finished products to embark on a certified quality management system (QM) with its certification in 1987 - at that time according to ISO 9002. With the consistent further development of our QM we are able to present certificates according to ISO 9001 and the high standard of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949.

    Management systems for the environment, energy as well as occupational health and safety

    In addition, the Ulm, Voehringen, Langenberg and Villingen plants have the following certificates:

    • Certificates according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009
    • Certificates according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2011
    • Certificate according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007

    Voehringen plant

    • Certificate Bavarian Environmental Pact

    All certificates can be found in the

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    What does REACH stand for?

    REACH is a European Union regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals.

    REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals" and entered into force on 1 June 2007.


    Under REACH, companies must register substances they manufacture or import into the EU with the European Chemicals Agency ECHA. This also includes metals. Recycled substances are exempted from registration.

    The metals we use are either registered or have been recycled. Their use in the production of copper and copper alloy products is covered in their registration dossiers.

    List of substances of very high concern - candidate list

    Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are substances that have been selected as potential candidates for authorization under REACH.

    The European Chemicals Agency maintains a list of these SVHC (candidate list). The candidate list was last updated on 15 January 2018.

    Current candidate list

    Our products do not contain SVHC listed on the candidate list in a concentration above 0.1% by weight!

    Pursuant to Article 33 of the REACH regulation, we fulfill our obligation to inform our customers unprompted in case SVHC should be contained in one of our products in a concentration of more than 0.1 % by weight.

    Annex XIV – List of substances subject to authorization

    Substances subject to authorization are listed in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. After the expiry of the so-called "sunset date", these substances shall only be used for applications for which they have been explicitly authorized by the European Commission. Annex XIV was last updated by the EU Commission on 13 June 2017.

    List of substances subject to authorization

    Our products do not contain any substances listed in Annex XIV!

    Safety data sheets - SDS

    The Wieland Group supplies semi-finished products made of copper and copper alloys in the form of hot- and cold-rolled strip and sheet, extruded and drawn tubes, sections, wires and rods as well as heat exchangers, slide bearings and components.

    Under the REACH regulation, these products are considered as articles, not intended for the drafting of safety data sheets.

    In order to be able to also provide the information typically contained in a safety data sheet for our semi-finished products, we have developed information sheets for our articles.

    Information sheets for articles

  • Recycling and resources


    Copper and its alloys are 100% recyclable without loss of quality. We are therefore able to re-melt material returned, for example by customers, at the foundry without any problems.

    Already today, the proportion of recycled material in our production is almost 80 percent.

    We also recycle different packaging materials or use them several times such as wood. For 20 years now, our return of packaging materials has made a significant contribution to protecting nature and the environment.

    As a result, we conserve valuable resources in the size of a forest area of more than 27 football fields every year.

  • RoHS

    RoHS Directive / End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

    The European RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and the European Directive on end-of-life vehicles (2000/53/EC) restrict the content of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment as well as in automobiles.

    For documentation regarding RoHS or ELV, please contact
    Birgit Twrdek (email:, phone +49 731 944 2059) or
    Monika Rembold (email:, phone +49 731 944 2475).

  • Environmental protection

    Environmental protection

    We are well aware of our responsibility towards our employees as well as towards nature and society.

    This applies not only to the safety and health of our employees, but also to the safety and health of the residents adjacent to our plants as well as to the protection of the environment. We have a special responsibility due to the close proximity of several plants to residential areas, making us direct neighbors.

    Water conservation

    When handling substances hazardous to water, we take extensive safety precautions, such as the use of collecting troughs or leak detectors, in order to prevent these substances entering the soil, groundwater and surface water.

    Emission (air)

    Most of our plants are subject to the strict requirements of the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) and the TA-Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control – “First General Administrative Regulation pertaining to the Federal Immission Control Act" of the German Federal Government).

    Adherence to the limit values is confirmed through measurements and controls both internally and externally by independent measuring institutes and by authorities.


    As premises at some locations reaches to the factory limits, we take noise reduction measures in the case of noise emissions. These measures mostly go far beyond what is required by law.

  • Corporate policy

    Extract from the corporate policy

    Customer satisfaction is key to our company’s success in international competition. We are also conscious of our responsibility towards our employees as well as towards the environment and society.

    The integrated management system is certified according to international standards. It lays down rules relating to quality, occupational health and safety, the environment and energy as well as risks and internal controls.

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