Excellent results of the first Group-wide employee survey.

In summer 2019, Sika conducted its first Group-wide employee survey. More than 14,600 Sika employees around the globe took part, representing a response rate of 78%. In comparison with other global companies, this is an excellent result and demonstrates that employees are highly loyal to Sika.

The objective of the survey was to collect data on employee engagement, as well as identify strengths and areas with potential for improvement.

Sika’s index score of 86 points out of 100 for Group-wide workforce engagement is an outstanding rating.

The teams are proud to work for Sika (90 points) and are extremely committed in terms of their work (94 points) and the future success of the company (92 points).

At global level, Sika achieved its best ratings for the immediate working environment, including collaboration within the team and with line managers.

Going forward, Sika aims to step up efforts to recruit, retain, and promote women. A key goal for the future is to increase the number of women in sales roles.
Image: Going forward, Sika aims to step up efforts to recruit, retain, and promote women. A key goal for the future is to increase the number of women in sales roles.

The reasons given for the strong level of engagement are a job role with a high degree of responsibility, teamwork within a trustbased work environment, as well as a pronounced customer-first mindset. The survey thus also confirmed that corporate values are keenly embraced and practiced in the organization, and form the basis of Sika’s unique corporate culture.

Work-life balance, cross-team collaboration, and the establishment of teams with greater diversity were the areas identified as having potential for improvement. The survey findings were broken down in detail to the individual country and sector levels and discussed in the teams. Every employee in a leadership role is required to continue working closely with their teams in order to build upon the positively rated factors, to identify opportunities for improvement, and to implement effective measures.

+25%
new employees in 2019
23%
share of women in the company
92
index points for employee identification with Sika's success
86 von 100
index points for employee engagement
Diversity and inclusion are a priority at Sika. Greater emphasis will be placed on working together in teams that stand out for their diversity.
Image: Diversity and inclusion are a priority at Sika. Greater emphasis will be placed on working together in teams that stand out for their diversity.
CHF 116’000
net added value in CHF per employee
25,141
employees in 2019