The total number of employees at the end of the reporting period was 25,141. Female employees in the Group account for around 23% of the total workforce.

FEMALE EMPLOYEES
Region % of total regional workforce
EMEA 22.4
Americas 21.3
Asia/Pacific 25.0
Global Business 21.9
Corporate 31.4
REGIONAL SPLIT (ALL EMPLOYEES)
Region % of total workforce
EMEA 40.4
Americas
21.7
Asia/Pacific 25.1
Global Business
10.1
Corporate 2.7

 

 

Item % of total workforce
Age Group
< 30 years 15.1
30 - 50 years 60.2
> 50 years 24.7

 

 

Item % of total management
Male Employees 77.0
Staff (clerks, lab, production staff incl. shift team leaders) 76.8
Local company management team 76.1
Middle management 77.7
Top management (Senior Management) 90.8

 

 

Item % of total management
Female Employees 23.0
Staff (clerks, lab, production staff incl. shift team leaders) 23.2
Local company management team 23.9
Middle management 22.3
Top management (Senior Management) 9.2

 

Internal promotions within the reporting period (%): 1.2

CONTRACT
Contract % of total workforce
Permanent 88.0
Temporary 11.0
Apprenticeship / internship 1.0


B. TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT (PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY), BY REGION
 

Contract Permanent (%) Temporary (%)
EMEA 37.7
2.6
Americas 21.0
0.7
Asia/Pacific 17.8
7.4
Global Business 9.0
1.1
Corporate 2.5 0.2
Apprenticeship / Internship (%) 1.0  

 

C. TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY EMPLOYMENT TYPE (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME)
   

Contract Number of employees
Full time 24,435
Part time 706
Total 25,141

Regarding employment type (full-time and part-time), we do not collect the data for gender distribution, because the number of part-time employees is considered insignificant.

 

D. WHETHER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE ORGANIZATION’S ACTIVITIES IS PERFORMED BY WORKERS WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYEES

Workers employed through employment agencies and service providers accounted for approximately 10% of Sika’s total workforce (as indicated in Disclosure 102-8) at the end of the reporting period. These workers are not on Sika’s payroll, but under contract with employment agencies. The number of temporary workers varies depending on the seasonality of the business in the individual Sika companies. The work performed by this part of the workforce is mainly manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.

 

E. ANY SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS IN THE NUMBERS REPORTED IN DISCLOSURE 102-8-A, 102-8-B, AND 102-8-C

Due to the seasonality of the construction business, the workforce may increase in the main season, e.g. the summer months in the northern hemisphere. In 2019, Sika employed 2,772 temporary workers as part of its workforce to meet the peak demand.

 

F. AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE DATA HAVE BEEN COMPILED, INCLUDING ANY ASSUMPTIONS MADE

The figures were reported by each individual subsidiary through the central reporting system and aggregated on Group level.