Managing Diversity

Sika’s global presence and associated proximity to customers make it extremely important to integrate different cultures and share experience and know-how across national boundaries.

The company firmly believes that the diversity experienced by employees on a daily basis is one of the factors of its success, especially at senior management level.

At courses and seminars, Sika managers are encouraged to give high priority to diversity in team and project planning. Sika counts more than 49 nationalities among its senior managers.

Women account for 22.7% of the total headcount (2015: 22.3%) and 17.4% of managers (2015: 16.6%). Sika is constantly working to increase these figures.

Location of
Sika’s Senior Managers
 
Nationalities   Regional Split %  
EMEA
28 40
Asia/Pacific 16 17
Latin America 12
10
North America 7
10
Corporate Organization
10
23
Cross Culture
yes
Cross Culture

International work experience is an increasingly important requirement before being assigned to a management position. Sika will foster its most qualified talents by offering such experiences, as well as using skilled people to bring their knowledge to other parts of the world in order to improve our business and achieve our objectives.

Equal Opportunity
yes
Equal opportunities

Sika is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of its stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Sika is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating staff without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, or any other legally protected factor.

Quality through diversity
yes
Quality through diversity

Our customers are diverse and we must understand them if we are to provide a quality service experience. Enhancing the quality of our product and service offerings begins with managing diversity within Sika. We aim for:

  • An employee mix as diverse as our customers
  • An appreciation of different cultural perspectives and beliefs
  • An ability to accommodate the diverse needs and tastes of people from different origins
  • Training for management and staff to understand and relate to a complex customer base