Sika used 1,961 terajoule (TJ) of energy (previous year: 1,779 TJ), 45% directly from non-renewable primary energy conversion and 55% from purchased electricity. The fuel types used for direct energy (891 TJ) are light liquid fuels (47%) and natural gas (53%).

Total Energy Consumption

1,961 TJ

 

Non-renewable

891 TJ

Light liquid fuels, natural gas

Electricity

1,070 TJ

From renewable and non-renewable sources, depending on local power generation

Renewable electricity

11%

Green electricity (water, wind, solar, etc.)

Energy is a necessary input for conversion processes, e.g. stirring and mixing, melting and cooling, ventilation and pumping, as well as heating and air conditioning of buildings. As mentioned above, Sika uses around 44% of total energy consumption from its own energy conversion, mainly for heating buildings and production equipment, steam generation, drying processes, etc.

Sika’s production itself is less energy-intensive than the supplier industries, specifically the chemical industry. However, Sika believes that energy efficiency and mitigation of emissions are major drivers of its overall efficiency effort. Energy is further a relevant cost factor for Sika.

Therefore, the company has set a target at Group level for energy consumption to achieve efficiency gains of 3% each year in relation to production volumes. Some of our subsidiaries have started energy efficiency programs according to ISO 50001.

Additional information on leased vehicles and travel

In addition, the leased car fleet consumed 317 TJ (288 TJ in 2016) of energy and business travel amounted again to 234 TJ (202 TJ in 2016). The leased car fleet figure is derived from the fuel consumption rate of a sample of 72% of the leasing contracts and extrapolated to 100%. The figure for business travel is derived from a sample of 48% of the travel contracts and extrapolated to 100%. Sika uses conversion factors from the UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Please consult: www.ukconversionfactorscarbonsmart.co.uk/