Sika used 2,890 terajoule (TJ) of energy (previous year: 1,971 TJ), 50% directly from non-renewable primary energy conversion and 50% from purchased electricity. The fuel types used for direct energy (1,451 TJ) are light liquid fuels (26%) and natural gas (74%). The increase in energy consumption is due to the acquired Parex company.

Energy Consumption  within the company 2019* 2018 2017  
Total Energy Consumption 2,890 TJ 1,971 TJ 1,961 TJ  
Non-renewable 1,451 TJ 875 TJ 891 TJ Light liquid fuels, natural gas
Electricity 1,439 TJ 1,096 TJ 1,070 TJ From renewable and non-renewable sources, depending on local power generation
Renewable electricity 15% 13% 11% From renewable sources
(water, wind, solar, etc.)
* Including energy consumption increase due to Parex acquisition.

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. 

Sika’s production itself is less energy-intensive than the supplier industries, specifically the chemical industry. However, Sika views energy efficiency and the mitigation of emissions as major drivers of its overall efficiency effort. Energy is also a relevant cost factor for Sika.

The company has therefore set an energy consumption target at Group level for the achievement of efficiency gains of 3% each year in relation to production volumes. Some of our subsidiaries have launched energy efficiency programs to ISO 50001.

Additional information on leased vehicles and travel

In addition, the leased car fleet consumed 230 TJ (288 TJ in 2018) of energy while business travel accounted for 219 TJ (204 TJ in 2018). The leased car fleet figure is derived from the fuel consumption rate of a sample of 72% of the leasing contracts and extrapolated to 100%. The figure for business travel is derived from a sample of 48% of the travel contracts and extrapolated to 100%. Sika uses conversion factors from the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Please consult:

Energy Overview