More Value - Less Impact
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“More Value – Less Impact” sustainability strategy

As part of its “More Value – Less Impact” sustainability strategy, Sika has been measuring six parameters for the last four years. In 2017, the “More Value” and occupational safety targets were met, with waste utilization, energy and water consumption falling short of their goals. The increase in energy is mainly due to acquisitions of factories with very energy intensive production processes.

However, overall energy consumption was reduced by 17% (target 12%) from 2013 to 2017. From 2016 to 2017 there was no change in the water consumption, but overall, the water consumption was significantly reduced by 52% between 2013 and 2017 (target 12%). With an increased production volume and newly enforced regulations in the USA in regard to the discharge of sewage water, the overall waste amount was increased. Measures are being taken to bring about an improvement.