Management and Organization

In 2018, the further development and the implementation of the sustainability strategy has been assigned to the newly defined department “Sustainability and Operations Technology” (S&OT). This department encompasses Product Sustainability, Global Environment, Health and Safety as well as Metric/Factory KPI Reporting. Further areas of S&OT are Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and Operations Technology. The sustainability strategy is implemented and anchored locally by the line organization. A particular degree of responsibility lies with the General Managers, Target Market Managers, R&D Managers, and Operations Managers, who drive the development and implementation of local action plans.

 

The existing network of local and regional EHS and sustainability resources supports Sika companies in ideation, planning, and implementation of higher-level regional measures. Through the “More Value – Less Impact” program, Sika informed regularly all internal stakeholders about sustainability activities.

 

Sika established a Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) which became operational in 2016. An independent expert opinion aims to provide Sika management with further impulses regarding the direction and implementation of
Sika’s sustainability strategy.  In 2018, the SAB met four times, in March, June, August and November 2018. The focus topics concentrated on the target areas “Local Communities/Society” (March), “Compliance (June), “Sustainable Solutions” (August) and "Less Impact" (November). In November 2018, the SAB met in Cerano (Italy), where Sika Polyurethane Manufacturing S.R.L provided a factory tour, highlighting in particular work place safety.