Economic performance

Sika creates sustainable value for its customers, the supply chain and other stakeholders. The company distributes the derived economic value to various stakeholders. This includes governments through taxes, employees through compensation and benefits, shareholders through dividends, suppliers and service providers through raw material and service prices, and society through taxes and local community projects. Part of the value earned is retained in the company for further development of novel technology, acquisitions, capital investments, and to maintain a certain amount of independence from capital market fluctuations.

TABLE 1: The following table indicates the net value added including depreciation and changes in provisions (see Annual Report, p. 146)

Item

mn CHF

%

Total sales

7,085

100.00

To suppliers

4,622

65.24

Net value added

2,261

31.91

TABLE 2: The net value added flows to the various stakeholders and to Sika Group as follows

Item

mn CHF

%

To employees

1,348

59.54

To Sika

404

17.84

To shareholders

283

12.50

To governments

206

9.10

To lenders

23

1.02

Total

2,264

100.00

Sika donated and supported local communities in the amount of CHF 3.4 million which accounts for 0.15% of the net value added.