DISCLOSURE 205-3: CONFIRMED INCIDENTS OF CORRUPTION AND ACTIONS TAKEN
In 2020, Sika has received 60 reports about alleged misconduct. 44 of them led to internal investigations. While most investigations concerned allegations of HR-related misconduct or possible fraudulent activities, 7 investigations focused on potential cases of passive bribery (i.e., Sika employees asking suppliers for kickback payments). In three cases, the internal investigations led to the confirmation of the allegations.
The involved employees were dismissed with immediate effect. In additional, anti-corruption training efforts were intensified for the concerned entities.