Sika takes a long-term perspective on the development of its business, and acts with respect and responsibility toward all internal and external stakeholders. Sika maintains a strong focus on safety, quality, environment, fair treatment, social involvement, responsible growth, and value creation during all business activities.

Sustainability has always been part of Sika’s identity. The company aims to continually measure and improve sustainable value creation and communicate activities and progress. “More Value – Less Impact” refers to Sika’s obligation to maximize the value of its solutions and contributions for all stakeholder groups, while simultaneously minimizing the risks and resource consumption associated with value generation.

One key activity in the year under review was the development and launch of the Sustainability Academy program within the framework of the Sika Business School. This program sets out to train employees from national subsidiaries as sustainability experts to enable them to press ahead with implementing the “More Value – Less Impact” strategy at a local level. The first course was attended by employees from various business segments from 15 countries in the EMEA , North America, Latin America and Asia/Pacific regions. The interaction between trainer, experts and participants as well as the discussion of key elements of Sika’s strategy, best-practice examples, group work, presentations, and sharing of project and technical experience were viewed as positive by all involved. The Sustainability Academy will be repeated in 2017 and is set to become an integral part of the Sika Business School’s training program. The aim is to initiate even more activities in the sustainability focus areas and achieve further progress.

Sustainable Solutions
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Sustainable Solutions
Social Responsibility
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Social Responsibility