Challenges and Megatrends
The commitment to sustainable development demanded by the global challenges and megatrends has precipitated changes in the economic environment. Buildings, infrastructure facilities, installations and vehicles are now constructed and used differently from in the past. Low-energy houses and cars, for example, are increasingly becoming the norm. The rising demand for sustainable products is changing both Sika’s target markets and the requirements placed on its products. Sika is determined to help shape these change processes proactively through innovation.
Sustainably Developed Products
Top priority is given here to sustainably developed and manufactured products that enhance durability and promote the efficient use of energy, water and materials. The following challenges are particularly relevant to Sika:
- Climate change and regulation of the carbon economy
- Population growth and urbanization
- Energy costs and repercussions for climate
- Raw materials and water shortages as well as poor water quality