Injury rate per 1,000 employees, by region

Group: 9.5
EMEA: 13.6
Asia/Pacific: 1.9
North America: 6.5
Latin America: 9.9

Lost days rate per 1 million working hours

Group: 115
EMEA: 173
Asia/Pacific: 22
North America: 91
Latin America: 139

As accident data from the subsidiaries is processed anonymously, a breakdown by gender at Group level is not possible.

In 2016, Sika had a lost time rate of 9.5 accidents / 1,000 employees (previous year: 9.7). The companies reported 177 accidents (> 1 day of absence from work, excluding the day of the incident) compared to 176 in the previous year. The EMEA region accounted for 124 accidents, North America for 13, Latin America for 31, and Asia/Pacific for 9.The rate includes leased labor (1,709 heads) not on Sika’s payroll. 22 contractor accidents occurred on Sika premises (previous year: 17). Sika excludes construction and project activities from the accident reporting.

One Sika operator had a severe accident which ultimately led to his demise.

32 legal entities, including their headquarters, are certified according to OHSAS 18001. In some countries several locations of the same legal entity are certified according to OHSAS 18001, in total 61 operational units (plants, warehouses, and technology centers). 

The status of the legal entities can be found in Sika’s Annual Report.