The process of defining the content of the report identified the following topics as most material for Sika and its stakeholders. The topics relate to Sika’s business and may affect stakeholders along the value chain – upstream, downstream, and on a global scale.

Upstream/downstream: topics are listed below.

ECONOMIC
Material topic Upstream Geographies Downstream

Economic Performance

 

- Globally -
Business Integrity (Business Ethics & Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Discrimination) Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers Globally, but focus on risk and high-risk countries based on Human Rights Risk Map Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers
Customer Relations & Satisfaction - Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors
Sustainable Solutions Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors; associations
Product Quality and Reliability Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors
ENVIROMENT
Material topic Upstream Geographies Downstream
Energy Management Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors
Water Management Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally; water-stressed geographies Cement and concrete customers
Materials Management Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers
Circular Economy/ Effluents / Waste Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: contractors
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors
Environmental Compliance (Legal, EHS) Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers Globally -
SOCIAL
Material topic Upstream Geographies Downstream
Health and Safety (Suppliers, Employees, Customers) Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers) Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors
Human Rights/ Labour Standards (own operations) -
Globally -
Supplier Compliance (Social, Environment) Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers Risk and high-risk countries based on Human Rights Risk Map -
Education and Training - Globally Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, cement and concrete customers; automotive customers
Local Community Engagement - Globally, but more relevant in emerging countries All non-commercial stakeholder groups of local companies
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Temporary employment agencies Globally -