Sika creates enduring value for both people and the environment. Its sustainability strategy is summed up by the motto “More Value – Less Impact”. The goal is always to increase customer benefits with innovative products, improve human living standards, while at the same time minimizing the use of resources and the burden on the environment. In this way, Sika is laying the foundations for socially responsible and sustainable, profitable growth.
Strategic CO2 Target Supports the Paris Climate Agreement
The goal enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement is to limit global warming to less than 2°C. For this to be achieved, CO2 emissions need to be cut drastically. Sika is making a long-term commitment to achieving the target set out in the agreement, and is relentless in focusing on the reduction of its own CO2 emissions.
The Group wants to be CO2-neutral by 2050. In a first step, the focus is on the reduction of the direct emissions due to its own use of fossil fuels (Scope 1), and indirect emissions through the use of purchased electricity (Scope 2). The Group has set itself binding interim targets. Greenhouse gases per ton sold are to be reduced by 12% until 2023 and halved by 2030.
Sika has already made impressive progress. Within the last year, CO2 emissions have been cut by 26% to just 20kg per ton sold. This clearly surpasses the target for 2023. Among other things, the improvements are being achieved by increasing the energy efficiency of production processes and obtaining an increasing proportion of the required energy from renewable resources.
Sika Solutions Deliver Greater Performance and are More Sustainable
Sika has a profound understanding of its customers’ needs. The development of any new solution takes this as its starting point. Research and development are of paramount importance, and Sika plays a pioneering role in this area. Every new product that comes to market must be higher-performing as well as more sustainable than its predecessor. Only products with improved characteristics are developed. For example, they deliver greater efficiency when used, lower the volume of required resources, and reduce the environmental impact to a minimum.