Managing Diversity

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.

Women account for 22.3% of the total headcount (previous year: 22.3%) and 16.6% of managers (previous year: 16.4%). Sika is constantly working to increase these figures.

Work region of
Sika’s Senior Managers
 
Nationalities   % of Senior
Managers
 
EMEA
27 40
Asia/Pacific 16 20
Latin America 9
9
North America 5
9
Corporate Organization
8
22
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Cross Culture

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.

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Good Corporate Citizen

Sika sites throughout the world are embedded in the local community. Sika business is directed to bring long-term and sustainable success to all stakeholders – economically, ecologically and socially speaking. Management and staff are recruited mainly locally and nationally. In terms of the ecology of the site and its surrounding area we strive to contribute to the establishment of a strong community and neighborhood.

Quality through diversity
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Quality through diversity

The needs, wants, and the languages in which our customers express themselves are diverse. We must understand them if we are to provide our customers with a quality service experience. Enhancing the quality of our product and service offerings begins with managing diversity within Sika.

Embracing diversity is one of our key topics.This includes:

  • an employee mix as diverse as our customers,
  • an appreciation of different cultural perspectives and beliefs,
  • an ability to accommodate the varying needs and tastes of people from different origins and
  • the need to train management and staff to understand and relate to a complex customer base.