GHG Emissions

Sika monitors its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the environmental responsibility the company has for climate. Since 2019, Sika has defined a strategic target for reducing scope 1 & 2 CO2eq emissions per ton sold by 12% until 2023. Moreover, the compensation scheme of Group Management and Sika Senior Managers is linked to the GHG emissions performance of the company (scope 1&2).

The company will keep analyzing and reporting on GHG emissions with the aim to develop a net zero roadmap aligned with the objective of the Paris Agreement to limit the increase of global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

GHG-EMISSION INTENSITY*      
  2019 2020 2021
GHG emission intensity per ton sold (scope 1 & 2) (kg CO2eq per ton sold) 27.0 19.6 17.6
*  Based on GHG emissions – market-based.      

Scope 3 Assessment and Net Zero Target

Sika is addressing climate change comprehensively in its strategic development. To do so, several projects and initiatives were kicked off in the last years as a basis for developing Sika net zero roadmap. All these ongoing projects and activities will allow Sika to define a comprehensive climate strategy with concrete long-term plans to decarbonize its business.

In October 2022, Sika finalized a 2-year company-wide initiative to systematically identify and calculate emissions from its material scope 3 GHG categories in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP). This analysis will contribute to the definition of a climate strategy and carbon reduction pathway to reach net zero by 2050.

In 2020, Sika joined the ‘Together for Sustainability’ (TfS) initiative and became one of its 33 member companies. Through this initiative, Sika is contributing to the development of a sectorial standardized methodology regarding Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculation, including scope 3 reporting processes. This will create transparency in the chemical industry to enable effective reduction management. 

Other Emissions

All local companies must comply with applicable laws and regulations related to air emissions parameters. Air emissions is carefully monitored by Sika as part of its legal obligations. This topic is managed and controlled directly by local operation facilities in accordance with local regulations and internal guidelines. In 2020, Sika started to calculate and report on air emission parameters (NOx, SOx, VOC, dust) at Group level based on the combustion of fuel and gas. Sika will continue to review this topic to further evaluate the materiality of these indicators by site. 2021 increase was purely related to the increase in energy consumption and inclusion of leased vehicles fuel.

NITROUS OXIDES (NOx)    
  2020 2021
NOx* (tons) 268.0 482.1
* Calculated based on the emission factor related to the combustion process of Sika fuel and gas consumption.    
SULFUR OXIDES (SOx)    
  2020 2021
SOx* (tons) 3.0 3.6
* Calculated based on the emission factor related to the combustion process of Sika fuel and gas consumption.    
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC)    
  2020 2021
VOC* (tons) 23.5 69.5
* Calculated based on and limited to the emission factor related to the combustion process of Sika fuel and gas consumption.    
DUST (tons)    
  2020 2021
Dust* (tons)    
* Calculated based on and limited to the emission factor related to the combustion process of Sika fuel and gas consumption.    
     

Some projects to reduce GHG emissions

Year

2021 2022 2023

Topic

CO2 Emissions Energy Sustainability

Location

Africa Americas Asia Europe