Sika commits itself to genuinely sustainable added value along the entire value chain. Our principles are the foundation for an environmentally-conscious strategic management. We are committed to align our operations and strategies with accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Health, Safety & Environment
USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, as well as teachers and students.
Sika is supporting the Global Nature Fund (GNF), headquartered in Radolfzell, Germany. Within the organization Sika focuses on projects managed by “Living Lakes”, an international network and partnership whose mission is to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, wetlands, other freshwater bodies of the world and their catchment areas.
To support our ambitions towards sustainable production Sika has a worldwide network with technical universities and organizations and joint research projects with many of them. Sika regards the close collaboration between the industry and technical universities as key-element for progress. For the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Sika even promotes a professorship for sustainable Construction.
ACTIS (Activating Talent in Sustainability) is non-profit organization with the aim to continue and expand the successful Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) course concept. Students from all over the world are invited to take part and bring in their ideas. Sika has been working together with Actis for several years.
As a company with a strong innovative tradition, Sika not only constantly develops creative solutions used in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, we also engage in sharing this tradition across company lines with our partners in trade and industry and other stakeholders. It is in this respect that we engage in the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The initiative brings together stakeholders from all phases of buildings’ lifespans. Through SBCI, members take an active role in shaping the market of sustainable buildings and construction.
Climate Change Strategy
Sika measures and discloses greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), in order to set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is made available by the CDP for use by a wide audience including institutional investors, corporations, policymakers and their advisors, public sector organizations, government bodies, academics and the public. The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.
Thousands of organizations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies through CDP. We put this information at the heart of financial and policy decision-making.
Social & Ethical
Transparency International is a global civil society organisation fighting against corruption. Sika supports within Transparency International the National Integrity System (NIS).
The NIS combats corruption to support sustainable development, rule of law and human rights. The project will identify (and build support for tackling) anti-corruption issues of national concern, which the government should take action on. Due to its multi-level and evidence-based approach, the project is able to mitigate primary corruption risks as one of the most important forms of financial and economic crime across Europe in a holistic, systematic and sustainable manner.