The following details relate to all business operations of the Sika Group, including the activities of the newly acquired companies, and focus on the core themes of energy, water/waste, occupational safety, and CO2 emissions at the more than 190 Sika production sites.

Sika is continually improving its environmental protection and safety performance through its routine investment planning and maintenance activities. During the year under review, Sika spent CHF 6.1 million on technical equipment to prevent accidents and illness. This corresponds to roughly 4% of total investments of CHF 155.1 million. Sika also implemented numerous further health, safety, environment, and sustainability measures during the year under review. Expenditures in these areas came to CHF 24 million (2015: CHF 22 million). The total worldwide headcount in this field runs to over 100. Sika employs environment, safety, and sustainability specialists at all its major sites.

Energie
Energy

Global megatrends, such as energy and raw materials shortages, urbanization, and population growth are confronting companies and communities with major economic, social, and ecological challenges.

CO2 Emissions
CO₂ Emissions

CO2 is a consequence of fossil energy consumption, and can only be limited within Sika by increasing energy efficiency. This is why Sika controls its CO2 emissions via its energy target and has not set a specific reduction target at Group level.

Water
Water

Sika aims to boost the sustainability performance of its production sites by reducing water consumption and treating water locally.

waste
waste

Efficient use of input materials is extremely important to all Sika companies, as production processes are material-intensive and use high volumes of nonrenewable resources. Efficient production in this context means reducing and reusing production scrap, reducing and reusing packaging materials, and improving packaging design, leading to higher productivity and lower material use.

Occupational safety
Occupational safety

The health, safety, and well-being of all Sika employees are essential to the success of the company’s business and are core concerns throughout the organization.