Sika's Commitment for Sustainable Buildings and Solutions

Due to more stringent environmental laws and connected incentive programs, rising energy prices and increasing public awareness the insulation of buildings becomes more and more important and is a key element of sustainable constructions.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a standardized method to assess and compare the inputs, outputs and potential environmental impacts of products and services over their life cycle. LCA’s are increasingly recognised as the tool to evaluate the sustainability of products and systems.

On what standards are Sika LCA’s based?

Sika carries out LCA’s according to the ISO 14040 series and the standard EN 15804. The impact assessment methodology used is CML 2001.

Most relevant categories and resource indicators for Joint Sealing

As a standard approach, Sika evaluates all impact categories and resource indicators deemed as important according to the relevant standards. For Joint Sealing Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) are considered to be most relevant. Others, such as use of Net Fresh Water are less significant for Sealants.