Sika’s global presence and associated proximity to customers make it extremely important to integrate different cultures and share experience and know-how across national boundaries. The company firmly believes that the diversity experienced by employees on a daily basis is one of the factors in its success, especially at senior management level. At courses and seminars, Sika managers are encouraged to give high priority to diversity in team and project planning. Sika counts more than 49 nationalities among its senior managers.
Women account for 22.7% of the total headcount (2015: 22.3%) and 17.4% of managers (2015: 16.6%). Sika is constantly working to increase these figures.
Sika is a global employer and in this highly competitive environment we depend on broad minded and experienced employees as a key success factor. In fact, international work experience becomes more and more a requirement to reach management positions. Sika will foster its most qualified talents by offering such experiences as well as use skilled people to bring their knowledge to other parts of the world in order to improve our business and to achieve our objectives.
Working Conditions for Handicapped People
Any discrimination based on race, religion, sex, nationality, disability, age or any other discriminatory characteristic is strictly forbidden. Sika supports non-discriminatory practices in terms of employment, and practices equal opportunities in the recruitment process and in the professional development of its employees. In a specific workshop area of the Gournay plant at Sika France for example, up to 20 disabled people from sheltered areas produce customized products for different markets, which generate annual turnover of 12 mio. Euro. With initiatives like this, Sika provides integration of people in usual professional activities and social life.