Managing Diversity

Sika’s global presence and associated proximity to customers make it extremely important to integrate different cultures and share experience and know-how across national boundaries.The company firmly believes that the diversity experienced by employees on a daily basis is one of the factors in its success, especially at senior management level. At courses and seminars, Sika managers are encouraged to give high priority to diversity in team and project planning. Sika counts more than 49 nationalities among its senior managers.

Women account for 22.7% of the total headcount (2015: 22.3%) and 17.4% of managers (2015: 16.6%). Sikais constantly working to increase these figures.

Location of
Sika’s Senior Managers
 
Nationalities   Regional Split %  
EMEA
28 40
Asia/Pacific 16 17
Latin America 12
10
North America 7
10
Corporate Organization
10
23
Cross Culture
yes
Cross Culture

Sika is a global employer and in this highly competitive environment we depend on broad minded and experienced employees as a key success factor. In fact, international work experience becomes more and more a requirement to reach management positions. Sika will foster its most qualified talents by offering such experiences as well as use skilled people to bring their knowledge to other parts of the world in order to improve our business and to achieve our objectives.

Equal Opportunity
yes
Equal opportunity

Sika is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of its stakeholders and the communities in which the company operates in. Sika’s  continued success and growth are enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout the organization.  Sika is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating staff without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, or any other legally protected factor.

Quality through diversity
yes
Quality through diversity

The needs, wants, and the languages in which our customers express themselves are diverse. We must understand them if we are to provide our customers with a quality service experience. Enhancing the quality of our product and service offerings begins with managing diversity within Sika.

Embracing diversity is one of our key topics.This includes:

  • an employee mix as diverse as our customers,
  • an appreciation of different cultural perspectives and beliefs,
  • an ability to accommodate the varying needs and tastes of people from different origins and
  • the need to train management and staff to understand and relate to a complex customer base.