Market presence and organic growth
Organic growth stands at the center of the Sika strategy. Since 2012 Sika made 21 acquisitions, opened 20 new national subsidies and 51 new plants. The successful Target Market concept has been implemented and megatrends are driving growth. In this context, innovation is one of the pillars of the Sika growth model: 333 new patents were filed and 20 Global Technology Centers are maintained throughout the world.
Since 2012, Sika has been in the Swiss Leader Index (SLI), which includes the 30 largest and most liquid Swiss companies. Sika is committed to sustainable development. The Sika sustainability strategy has got off to a successful start, with the company exceeding most of its targets for 2015. The G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) have provided the framework for sustainability reporting since 2013.
Sustainable and solid entrepreneurship
Sika addresses environmental concerns throughout the value chain and adopts the widely used GRI (Global Reporting Index). Furthermore, the company adopts the principles of the UN Global Compact and continues activities like the expansion of product sustainability databases in line with international life cycle assessment (LCA) practices.
The collaboration with non-profit organizations and top-notch scientific institutions like the ETH Zurich, University of Fribourg or University of Tokyo has been intensified. The appeals procedure for the professorship, endowed by Sika on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary, is successfully completed. Professor Dr. Jan Vermant was appointed Professor of Soft Materials at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) by the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in 2013. Sika continues to engage in sustainable and humanitarian development projects. In this context, Sika supports social and community projects in countries where Sika maintains subsidiaries.
Since January 2013 Sika's business is aligned in seven target markets, concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, sealing & bonding, refurbishment and industry. Research & development units are established for all target markets.
The fully integrated concepts offered by Sika address the entire life cycle of a facility, from initial construction up to the point in time when repair, refurbishment or extension become necessary.