Sika - a global leader with tradition and principles
In 2013, Sika developed a sustainability strategy for the next five years. With the avowed aim of “enhancing utility and reducing negative impacts”, the company defined six strategic targets that focus on sustainable solutions, economic performance, local communities/society, energy, waste/water and safety. Through its products, systems and solutions, Sika seeks to generate benefits for stakeholders that far outweigh the negative consequences of the production process and resource consumption.
GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)
The new sustainability strategy was accompanied by a new management and reporting system meeting the G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4).
Founded in Switzerland by visionary inventor Kaspar Winkler over 100 years ago, Sika has developed into a successful global company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry.
The future success of Sika is not only dependent on pursuing the right strategy, but is just as much based on the trust and dedication of all employees. The Sika journey to global leadership is founded on the company's entrepreneurial philosophy and the Sika Spirit.
The Sika Spirit is a synonym of the strong set of values and principles which makes up the DNA of the company. Five management principles are expressing the corporate culture and are the foundation of future success:
1. Customers First
2. Courage for Innovation
3. Sustainability & Integrity
4. Empowerment & Respect
5. Manage for Results