Strong Values as a Shared Basis

Customer First, Courage for Innovation, Sustainability & Integrity, Empowerment & Respect, Manage for Results are the five core values and principles that are the defining elements of Sika’s corporate culture.

These values and principles serve as a compass in all countries where Sika operates and are adhered to by all employees around the globe. Thus, the Group’s culture of trust, transparency, and openness has a firm global foundation that is lived by each employee every day.

Sika Strong Values

Employees – The Key to Success

The outstanding engagement of Sika’s employees and their strong identification with the company are key to success. Their great dedication and customer-focused work significantly contribute to the achievement of Sika’s strategic targets.

The number of employees increased by 8.9% during 2022 to 27,059 (2020: 24,848). Female employees in the Group account for 23.2% of the total workforce (2020: 22.8%).

Together, the workforce generated a net added value of CHF 3,072 million in 2021 (2020: CHF 2,666 million). This corresponds to a net added value per employee of CHF 118,000 (2020: CHF 107,000).

The age structure at Sika is broadly balanced: 13.5% of employees are under 30 years old and 25.2% are over 50 years old. The workforce under 30 years old grew in the year under review by 378 employees, which increases the percentage of the workforce under 30 from 13.2% to 13.5%.

One of the aims of Sika’s employer branding strategy is to be an attractive employer for the next generations and to counterbalance the impact of the ageing population trend. As a project sponsor of several universities, Sika engages in a lively dialog with young talents and offers a wide range of internship and traineeship opportunities for a variety of different academic backgrounds including chemistry, business studies, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, and material sciences.

The age structure at Sika is broadly balanced: 13.5% of employees are under 30 years old and 25.2% are over 50 years old. The workforce under 30 years old grew in the year under review by 378 employees, which increases the percentage of the workforce under 30 from 13.2% to 13.5%.

One of the aims of Sika’s employer branding strategy is to be an attractive employer for the next generations and to counterbalance the impact of the ageing population trend. As a project sponsor of several universities, Sika engages in a lively dialog with young talents and offers a wide range of internship and traineeship opportunities for a variety of different academic backgrounds including chemistry, business studies, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, and material sciences.

Employees 2021
Net Added Value Per Employee 2021

Interesting Perspectives all Around the World

Sika is growing fast and can offer employees adaptable career paths as opposed to rigid development plans. With its culture of flexibility and trust in talents, Sika creates and nurtures individual career opportunities. Internal candidates are given preference.

Sika is proud to have employees who remain with the company for a long time and contribute with their knowledge and experience over a lengthy period. By building an employer brand and introducing related measures focusing on digital communication, Sika is further enhancing its reputation as an employer of choice.

The external recruitment strategy is aimed at hiring and developing young talents, improving gender balance, and attracting more candidates from emerging economies.

Sika Day

On June 11, 2022 Sika companies around the world celebrated the second Sika Day. Employees on all continents came together with their families to experience the unique Sika spirit. The motto of the Sika Day 2022 was 'Caring for Employees Beyond the Expected'. The combination of caring and safety is very meaningful at Sika. Local Sika teams organized various activities, either on-site or off-site, often with family and loved ones.

In 2021, Sika launched three global campaigns on Leadership, Diversity, and Integrity to mutually reinforce Sika’s values and roll out the new Leadership Commitment framework across the organization. These campaigns culminated in the first global Sika Day celebration on June 11, 2021. The Sika Day is now a recurring global event, a day of celebration of Sika’s culture, with focus topics and a variety of activities that can be adapted locally. 

Diversity & Inclusion

People of different origins bring new perspectives. At Sika, the assimilation of different ways of thinking and living serves to unlock new potential.

Sika is committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the company’s success. 

People of different walks of life