Injury rate per 1,000 employees, by region

Group: 8.7
EMEA: 13.0
Asia/Pacific: 2.7
North America: 3.0
Latin America: 10.3

Lost days rate per 1 million working hours

Group: 77
EMEA: 114
Asia/Pacific: 12
North America: 16
Latin America: 94

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

In 2017, Sika had a lost time rate of 8.7 accidents / 1,000 employees (previous year: 9.5).

The companies reported 169 accidents (> 1 day of absence from work, excluding the day of the incident) compared to 177 in the previous year. The EMEA region accounted for 121 accidents, North America for 6, Latin America for 30, and APAC for 12.

The rate includes leased labor (1,881 heads) not on Sika’s payroll. 11 contractor accidents occurred on Sika premises (previous year: 22). Sika excludes construction and project activities from the accident reporting. One fatality has been recorded in the production facility in Mauritius.

33 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 66 operational units (plants, warehouses, and technology centers).  The status of the legal entities can be found in Sika’s Annual Report.