Sika used 3,269 terajoule (TJ) of energy (previous year: 2,890 TJ), 53% directly from non-renewable primary energy conversion and 47% from purchased electricity. The fuel types used for direct energy (1,729 TJ) are light liquid fuels (20%) and natural gas and LPG (80%). The increase in energy consumption is due to the acquired Parex company.
|Energy Consumption within the company||2020||2019||2018|
|Total Energy Consumption||3,269 TJ||2,890 TJ||1,971 TJ|
||1,729 TJ||1,451 TJ||875 TJ||Light liquid fuels, natural gas|
|Purchased electricity||1,540 TJ||1,439 TJ||1,096 TJ||From renewable and non-renewable sources, depending on local power generation
|Renewable electricity||24%||15%||13%||From renewable sources
(water, wind, solar, etc.)
Energy is a necessary input for conversion processes, e.g. stirring and mixing, melting and cooling, ventilation and pumping, as well as heating and air-conditioning of buildings. As mentioned above, around 50% of Sika's total energy consumption is from its own energy conversion and used mainly for heating buildings and production equipment, steam generation, drying processes, etc.