Success: a question of strategy and sound teams.

As corporate performance depends on the quality of its teams, at Sika the cooperative management style, targeted employee development and systematic knowledge transfer are of top priority.

Worldwide, the Group employed 15,233 people (2011: 15,254) at the end of 2012. Employees were distributed among the Regions as follows: Europe North 4,907 (2011: 4,997), 32.2%

  • Europe South 2,218 (2011: 2,318), 14.6%
  • North America 1,437 (2011: 1,491), 9.4%
  • Latin America 2,170 (2011: 2,101), 14.2%
  • IMEA 1,281 (2011: 1,224), 8.4%
  • Asia/Pacific 3,220 (2011: 3,123), 21.1%

Together, all Sika employees in 2012 generated a net added value of CHF 1,465 million (2011: CHF 1,315 million).

Sika promotes an operating climate in which employees can develop in accordance with their professional qualifications and personal capacities. A cooperative management style with delegation of responsibility to the lowest possible level favors participation of all employees. Discrimination is not tolerated in any form.

The company upholds continuity and the preservation of ethical values. Mutual respect as well as trust in management and colleagues are of central significance. Sika’s dynamic development at the same time requires new forms of collaboration and readiness for change. Important in this are the integration of widely differing people and the advancement and global exchange of knowledge and experience. Line and human resource managers have various new platforms and committees at their disposal, for example a “Sounding Board” for exchange of so-called Best Demonstrated Practices.

Sika is proud to have created a work and management environment which encourages individual freedom of action and decision-making as well as enthusiasm for one’s own work, openness to change and genuine employee commitment. Sika desires that employees experience satisfaction in their work and in the success of the company. The slogan, “Be proud of Sika and let Sika be proud of you!” bears witness to this.