The process to define the content of the report identified the following topics as material for Sika. The topics relate to Sika’s operations and may affect stakeholders along the value chain – upstream, downstream, and on a global scale.

Upstream/downstream: topics are listed below.

Material topic

Upstream

Geographies

Downstream

ECONOMIC

 

 

 

Economic Performance

None

Globally

None

Business Integrity

(Business Ethics & Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Discrimination)

Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers

Globally, but focus on risk and high risk countries based on Human Rights Risk Map

Building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers

 Customer Relations & Satisfaction

 

Globally

Building systems like: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors

 Sustainable Solutions 

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors; associations[MS1] 

Product Quality and Reliability

Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers

Globally

Building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors

ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

Energy Management

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Customers of building systems such as : owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors

Water Management

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally; water-stressed geographies

Cement and concrete customers;

Materials Management

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers;  automotive customers

Circular Economy/ Effluents / Waste

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Customers of building systems like: contractors

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors

Environmental Compliance (Legal, EHS)

Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers

Globally

None

SOCIAL

 

 

 

Health and Safety (Suppliers, Employees, Customers)

Raw material suppliers, (trading product suppliers)

Globally

Building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers; competitors

Human Rights/ Labour Standards(own operations)

None

Globally

None

Supplier Compliance (Social, Environment)

Raw material suppliers, trading product suppliers

Risk and high risk countries based on Human Rights Risk Map

None

Education and Training

None

Globally

Customers of building systems such as: owners, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors cement and concrete customers; automotive customers

Local Community Engagement

None

Globally, but more relevant in emerging countries

All non-commercial stakeholder groups of local companies

Diversity and Equal Opportunity[MS2]

Temporary employment agencies

Globally

None