Sustainablity - For the generations to come

Dear Friends of Sika,

As a company with a world-wide leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry, Sika is committed to sustainable development. The company honors its responsibilities by offering sustainable solutions for its customers. It also implements numerous projects and measures aimed at boosting the Group’s business, social, and environmental sustainability.

Sika regards sustainability as a business enabler and business driver, with growing relevance in our construction and industrial target markets, and with special relevance for the automotive industry. With the aim of “enhancing utility and reducing impacts,” the company continued to pursue its six strategic targetareas, focusing on economic performance, sustainable solutions, local communities/society, energy, waste/water, and occupational safety.

Through its products, systems, and solutions, Sika strives to create long-term benefits and added value for all its stakeholders, and to significantly reduce resource consumption and the impacts associated with production processes. As part of its “More Value – Less Impact” sustainability strategy, Sika has been measuring six parameters for the last four years. In 2017, the targets regarding economic performance, sustainable solutions, local communities and occupational safety were met. Overall energy consumption was reduced by 17% (target12%) from 2013 to 2017.

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. Waste reduction throughout the production process is a priority for all our production sites.The Sika Growth Model with the five strategic pillars market penetration, innovation, emerging markets, acquisitions, andvalue, together with the dedication of all employees  are the cornerstones of Sika’s success. The Sika journey to global leadershipis founded on the company’s entrepreneurial philosophy and the Sika Spirit, which is a synonym for the strong set of five values and principles that make up the DNA and culture of the company: customer first, courage for innovation, sustainability & integrity, empowerment & respect, and manage for results.

Sustainability and long term thinking have been in the center of our identity, and continue to be a core element with a wider meaning for the years ahead. We are committed to measuring, improving, reporting, and communicating sustainable value creation.

Kind regards,

Paul Schuler, CEO