Disclosure 103-1: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
Packaging is essential as it is used for the identification of Sika products. It enhances the appearance of the label for promoting the product. In addition, labeling provides the information about the product. Labeling helps to differentiate the product from the rest in the shelves of the market.
Disclosure 103-2: The management approach and its components
The overall goal is that all raw materials, products, and services are assessed on health and safety impacts. Therefore, we classify all pure substances, raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods for their hazard potential and comply with chemical regulations for registration, labelling, packaging, and transport.
Local line management has the overall responsibility to assure that all products placed on the market are in compliance with the requirements of the local legislation and customers, and to assign a product stewardship role to manage raw material and finished goods data, customer safety information, and labelling. This role collaborates with Global Product Stewardship.
Local tasks are:
- approval of labels for the country
- creation and approval of local Safety Data Sheets and packaging
- entry of local raw material and finished goods data into the databases
- support the local organization in all product safety related matters
- support customers in their requests on product safety
- implement and enforce the banned substance program
All products (except articles) have to be accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet in accordance with the legal requirements of the country and in the required language(s). Packaging and labelling has to be controlled and managed for local compliance, and the Sika branding and labelling rules.
Disclosure 103-3: Evaluation of the management approach
The company perceives the management approach to be effective.