ESG - Key Performance Indicators for Sustainable Reporting

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in Sika. These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance of companies. We have summarized the Sika key indicators in an overview.

Environment
Topic Metric  Unit 2017 2018 2019 2020 Target 2023 GRI ref

SASB

 

SDG ref
GHG EMISSIONS               305 RT-CH 110a.1 / RT-CH-110a.2 13
  Total greenhouse gas emissions CO2
t     155,000      157,000     212,000     224,227        
  Scope 1 energy direct emissions CO2
t       53,000      48,000       88,000     102,528   305-1    
  Scope 2 energy indirect emissions CO2
t     102,000     109,000      124,000      121,700   305-2    
  Emission intensity (Scope 1 & Scope 2) per ton sold kg CO2/t            36             31             27           20        24 305-4/5    
                     
ENERGY               302   12&13
  Total energy consumption TJ           1,961           1,971          2,890         3,269   302-1    
  Direct Energy
TJ              891             875           1,451          1,729   302-1    
  Purchased Electricity (from renewable and non-renewable sources) TJ          1,070          1,096           1’439          1,540   302-1    
  Renewable electricity rate %
             11              13             15               24         302-1    
  Energy intensity per ton sold MJ/t             450             424              363            286   302-3    
  Change compared to previous year %  +5   -6   -14
             -21 3 p.a. 302-4    
                     
WATER AND WASTE               303/306   6&12
  Total water consumption Mio m3
              1.4               1.8               2.7 2.5   303-1    
  Water consumption per ton sold m3/t            0.32            0.39            0.34           0.22   303-1    
  Change compared to previous year %  -1   +22   -13              -35 3 p.a. 303-1    
  Water sources             303-1    
  Surface water m3       27,000       33,000       82,000       37,655   303-1    
  Ground water m3    629,000  1,050,000  1,835,000  1,516,054   303-1    
  Public supply m3  1,444,000  1,524,000  1’,692,000    1,811,707   303-1    
  Water usage             303-1    
  Process and cooling water m3     877,000    825,000  2,065,000  1,805,445   303-1    
  Sanitary water m3     461,000    492,000     620,000    664,543   303-1    
  Water in products m3     722,000    800,000      891,000    880,707   303-1    
  Total water discharge  m3 1,190,000
1,230,000 2,540,000 2,315,989   306-1    
  Water to sewer, sewage plant m3 550,000 670,000 770,000 906,667   306-1    
  Water to surface water bodies m3 640,000 560,000 1,770,000 1,409,322   306-1    
  Total waste generated t      80’000       84,000      112,000      141,675   306-2    
  Waste intensity to total volumes handled %              2.0               2.1               1.6 1.6   306-2    
  Waste intensity per ton sold kg/t             18.4             18.1             14.1            12.4   306-2    
  Total non-hazardous waste t       63,000       66,000       92,000     120,633   306-2    
  Disposal method             306-2    
  Landfill t      29,000      29,000     45,000 60,794   306-2    
  Incineration t 9,000         8,000 9,000 9,820   306-2    
  Reuse/Recycle t      25,000       29,000       38,000       50,019   306-2    
  Total hazardous waste t        17,000       18,000       20,000        21,042   306-2    
  Disposal method             306-2    
  Incineration t        17,000       18,000       20,000 21,042   306-2    
  Recycling Rate of Total Waste % 31 35 34 35 25 306-2    
                     
MATERIALS               301   9, 11
  Total raw materials used Mio t               4.1              4.0               7.0            8.8   301-1    
  Proportion of recycled input materials used for direct materials %               1.2               1.6               1.3              2.7   301-2    
                     
SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT               308   12
  Screening of new suppliers for using ethical & environmental criteria    yes   yes   yes   yes    308-1    
  Nr. of new suppliers screened #  All   All   All   All    308-1    
                     
CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM               102   12
  ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) certification #  n/a               147              172            242   102-11    
  Coverage of total Sika Sites in ISO scope %  n/a  63             55              47        
  ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) certification #  n/a               164             209             315   102-11    
  Coverage of total Sika Sites in ISO scope %  n/a                 70                67                61        
  OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment) certification #  n/a                 57 n/a   n/a    102-11    
  Coverage of total Sika Sites in ISO scope %  n/a                 24   n/a   n/a         
  ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety) certification #  n/a   n/a  84              114   102-11    
  Coverage of total Sika Sites in ISO scope %  n/a   n/a  27              22        
  ISO 50001:2018 (Energy Management) certifications #  n/a                 14                 16                16   102-11    
Social
Topic Metric Unit 2017 2018 2019 2020 Target 2023 GRI ref SDG
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HEALTH & SAFETY               403 3
  Lost time accident per 1,000 employees #        8.7         10.4 9.6         8.4   403-9  
  Total days lost from lost time accidents > 1 day lost days 2,980      3,856 5,617    4,650   403-9  
  Total days lost from lost time accidents > 1 day lost/accident days 17.6         18.4 21.5       20.2   403-9  
  Accidents >1 day absence from work #        169         209          261        230   403-9  
  Fatalities (Employees & Contractors) #            1            0               1             2   403-9  
  LTIFR per 200,000 hours worked (employees) #      0.88        1.03        0.95      0.84   403-9  
  OFIR per 200,000 hours worked (employees) # 0.073 0.054 0.018 0.018   403-10  
                   
EMPLOYEES & DIVERSITY/EQUALITY             102  
  Total number of employees #  18,484   20,060      25,141  24,848   102-8  
  Full-time employees #   17,755     19,407    24,435   24,136   102-8  
  Part-time employees #        729          653          706         712   102-8  
  Permanent employees %       96.2        95.0        88.0       95.6   102-8  
  Temporary employees %         2.8           3.9          11.0         3.7   102-8  
  Apprenticeship/internship %         1.0             1.1       1.0         0.8   102-8  
  Employees under the age of 30 %       15.0         14.8 15.1        13.2   102-8  
  Employees between 30 and 50 %       61.0        59.8 60.2       62.0   102-8  
  Employees above 50 %      24.0         25.4        24.7       24.8   102-8  
  Promotions to Management Positions %        0.8          0.8 1.2         0.9   102-8  
  Male employees %        77.4          77.7 77.0        77.2   102-8  
  Male Staff %       76.4         77.0 76.8       76.7   102-8  
  Male Management %        81.1         80.1 78.6       78.9   102-8  
  Male Senior Management %       91.3
       90.9 90.4       89.1   102-8  
  Female employees %       22.6         22.3 23.0      22.8   102-8  
  Female Staff %      23.6        23.0 23.2       23.3   102-8  
  Female Management %       18.9 19.9 21.4        21.1   102-8  
  Female Senior Management %         8.7            9.1 9.6       10.9   102-8  
  Nationalities represented in Sika Senior Management #          48            49            49          46   405-1  
                   
TRAINING               404 4
  Hours of training of workforce (YTD)/Head -       12.9        16.8          11.4    10.1   404-1  
  Job-specific development training programs -  yes  yes  yes  yes   404-1  
  Leadership training and skills development -  yes  yes  yes  yes   404-1  
  Partnerships with training institutions -  yes  yes  yes  yes   404-1  
  Employees in management functions with performance and career development reviews %          20            20  >20  >20   404-3  
                   
HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT               412  
  UN Global Compact Signatory -  yes  yes  yes  yes   103-1  
  Minimum requirements included in the Code of Conduct -  yes  yes  yes  yes   412-1  
  Violations or incidents occurred #                -                    -                    -                 -     412-1  
                   
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT               413 4,6,11
  Community engagement projects # 118         128         148         183   413-1  
  Days of voluntary work (employees) #  n/a  n/a          401       1,119      
  Number of direct beneficiaries #  n/a  n/a       7,765  268,581      
                   
                   
SUPPLIER SOCIAL ASSESSMENT               414  
  Supplier code of conduct -  yes  yes  yes  yes   414-1  
  Suppliers with supplier code of conduct as part of contractual agreement #     5,165      6,936      8,367      9,210   414-1  
  Coverage of total direct spend %  n/a             81            86            76   414-1  
                   
CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY             416  
  Implementation of REACH, GHS / CLP -  yes  yes  yes  yes   103-2  
  Banned substance Policy -  yes  yes  yes  yes   103-2  
  Products stewardship guidelines -  yes  yes  yes  yes   103-2  
  Labelling guidelines -  yes  yes  yes  yes   103-2 9,11,12
  Assessment of the health and safety impacts of products and service categories -  yes  yes  yes  yes   416-1  
                   
MARKETING AND LABELLING               417 9,11,12
  Chemical products in assessment or assessed for health and safety impacts, improvements %        100          100          100         100   417-1  
Governance
Topic Metric Unit 2017 2018 2019 2020 Target 2023 GRI ref SDG ref
BOARD OF DIRECTORS               GRI 405-1  
  Total directors             GRI 405-1  
  Male #     8     6      7       7   GRI 405-1  
  Female #      1        1        1        1   GRI 405-1  
  Age between 40 and 50 #  -     1      1 1   GRI 405-1  
  Age above 50 # 9       6      7        7   GRI 405-1  
  Average term of office years  11  12       7       8      
  Independence %  100   100  100   100      
                   
COMPENSATION               GRI 102-18  
  CEO total summary compensation MCHF 3.4    3.9 4.1 4.3      
  Board of Directors total summary compensation MCHF 2.8    2.6 2.8 3.0      
  Group Management total summary compensation MCHF 18.7  16.5 15.7 15.3      
  Clawback and malus policy -  yes  yes  yes  yes      
                   
OWNERSHIP & CONTROL                  
  Controlling shareholder -  yes  no  no  no   GRI 102-5  
  Voting rights of largest shareholder %  >52  >10  >10  <10      
  Nr. of shareholders with voting rights exceeding 3% # 3 4 6 4      
                   
AUDIT                  
  Group audits conducted total # 125   126 112  *91      
  Supplier audits conducted total  # 66 69
   69 44      
                   
                   
TAX APPROACH                  
  Country-by-country tax report according to OECD/G20 guidelines -  yes  yes  yes  yes      
                   
COMPLIANCE CASES               GRI 205-3  
  Total number of identified compliance violations #  n/a 24 24 23      
  Ratio of sanctions imposed per total violations  %  n/a 96 100 87      
                   
* Reduced number of audits due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions