The total number of employees at the end of the reporting period was 18,484 associates. Female employees in the Group account for around 23% of the total workforce.

Female Employees

Region

% of total regional workforce

EMEA

22.8

Asia/Pacific

22.7

Latin America

25.5

North America

18.1

Regional Split (all employees)

Region

% of total workforce

EMEA

53.1

Asia/Pacific

21.9

Latin America

13.4

North America

11.6

 

Item

 

% of total workforce

Age Groups

 

< 30 years

15.0

30 - 50 years

61.0

> 50 years

24.0

Male Employees
77.4
Staff (clerks, lab, production staff incl. shift team leaders) 60.6
Local Company management team 12.5
Middle management 3.4
Top management (Senior Management) 0.9
   
Female employees 22.6
Staff (clerks, lab, production staff incl. shift team leaders) 18.7
Local Company management team 3.1
Middle management 0.7
Top management (Senior Management) 0.1
   
Internal promotions within the reporting period 0.8

A. Total Number of Employees by Employment Contract (permanent and temporary),

Contract

% of total workforce

Permanent 96.2
Temporary 2.8
Apprenticeship / internship 1.0

Regarding employment contract (permanent and temporary), we do not collect the data for gender distribution, because the number of temporary contracts is regarded insignificant.

B. Total Number of Employees by Employment Contract (permanent and temporary), by Region

Contract Permanent (%) Temporary (%)
EMEA 50.1 2.0
North America
11.6 0
Latin America 13.0 0.4
Asia/Pacific 21.4 0.4
     
Apprenticeship / Internship (%) 1.0  

C. Total Number of Employees by Employment type (full-time and part-time),

Contract Number of employees
Full time 17,755
Part time 729
Total 18,484

Regarding employment type (full-time and part-time), we do not collect the data for gender distribution, because the number of part-time employes is regarded insignificant.

D. Whether a Significant Portion of the Organization’s Activities are Performed by Workers who are not Employees

If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.

Sika engages workers employed through employment agencies and service providers in the range of approximately 10% of the total workforce (mentioned in Disclosure 102-8) at the end of the reporting period. This personnel is leased labor, not on Sika’s payroll, but under contract at a labor leasing company. The share of workers can vary depending on the seasonality of the business in the individual Sika companies. The work performed by this part of the workforce is mainly manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.

E. Any Significant Variations in the Numbers Reported in Disclosure 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c

Due to the seasonality of the construction business, the workforce may increase in the main season, e.g. the summer months in the Northern hemisphere. In 2017, Sika employed 515 additional temporary laborers as part of Sika's workforce to adapt to peak demand.  

F. An Explanation of How the Data have been Compiled, including any Assumptions Made

The figures have been reported by each individual subsidiary through the central reporting system and aggregated on Group level.