Energy intensity is the ratio between the total energy consumed by the company and total tons sold. Energy consumption per ton sold added up to 450 megajoules (previous year: 428 megajoules). This increase is mainly due to acquisitions of factories with very energy intensive production processes (resulting in plus 2.5% of total energy consumption in comparison to last year, adjusted for acquisitions). It is part of the integration process to review and analyze the impact performance, such as energy consumption, of newly aquired sites. This will consequently initiate local improvement projects to align with Sika expectations and targets. However these improvements not only need time but also investments on shop floor level.