Sika EHS&S Team, Sustainability Advisory Board

Group Management tasked the department Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) with implementing the sustainability strategy. It is implemented and anchored locally by the line organization. A particular degree of responsibility lies with the general managers, target market managers, and operations managers, who drive the development and implementation of local action plans.

The existing network of local and regional EHS&S officers supports the local Sika companies in ideation, planning, and implementation of higher-level regional measures. Through the “More Value – Less Impact” communication campaign, Sika informed all internal stakeholders about the sustainability strategy and included them in planning and implementing respective measures. These activities were extended and intensified in 2017. Sika has installed a Sika Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) which became operational in 2016.

The SAB has been established to support a business model based on sustainability. An independent expert opinion aims to provide Sika management with further impulses regarding the direction and implementation of Sika’s sustainability strategy. The SAB reviews the Sika sustainability practices step by step and has issued a number of recommendations during 2017,which were reviewed. This will lead to an adaptation of the measuring and reporting structure. As a consequence, Sika will refine the training and education structure as well as the target setting principles for sustainability for line managers. In addition, a more detailed monitoring of the many social projects will be initiated, so that the company will have an insight into the benefits delivered.