A world in which work is safe and healthy


The health, safety and well-being of all Sika employees are essential to the success of its business and are core concerns throughout the organization. This requires focus and a systematic approach: occupational standards, management commitment, employee involvement, work site and risk analysis, hazard recognition and resolution, training and education are key components of Sika’s health and safety framework.

  • Regulatory standards: Ambitious health and safety standards are in effect throughout the organization. Local standards may complement global regulatory requirements.
  • Management commitment: For a safe and healthy workplace, all hazards have to be identified, protections to be established and maintained.
  • Employee involvement: Supervisors are responsible for ensuring a safe workplace and proper use of machinery, equipment and raw materials. They involve regularly with their teams.
  • Site and risk analysis: Risk assessments help to define what’s needed to keep people safe. They are regularly organized and executed by corporate operations and by local teams.
  • Hazard recognition and resolution: Inspections focus on accident prevention, due to new equipment, processes, materials or the revision of existing procedures.
  • Training and education: Job safety performance is required from everyone working at Sika. Managers and supervisors ensure that employees know about the materials and the equipment they use, know hazards, and how to resolve or control them.

Health and safety culture

Sika strives to live up to its commitments regarding health and safety: “Nothing we do is worth getting hurt for”. The company has implemented management systems according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in all major sites. A strong safety culture is embedded in every Sika site.

Fall Protection for Admixture Delivery Truck Drivers
Protection systems for admixture delivery truck drivers

Sika Corporation Inc., facilities in in Dallas, Chicago, Florida, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver and Santa Fe Springs, USA.

Protection systems in all admixture plants and terminals were installed in order to prevent truck drivers from falling when accessing the upper manholes in the admixture delivery trucks.

I60% less accidents, safety awareness week
I60% less accidents, safety awareness week

Sika Asia Pacific, 38 plants in 13 countries, Asia/Pacific

Safety awareness weeks were held at 38 production sites in the region Asia/Pacific
to improve overall safety awareness of employees and contractors in order to reduce industrial accidents and incidents. For each country, Sika established a safety
schedule, an activity list and a local steering committee. Occupational accidents
and days lost decreased by 60% in 2013 compared to 2010 (baseline).

Safe working practice, Sika Australia
0 accidents with safety first culture put in place

Safe working practice, Sika Australia; plants Wetherill Park, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Australia.

The establishment of a safety first culture to create a safe and healthy work environment led to significant improvements of the safety performance. Occupational accidents and days lost from accidents came down to zero in 2013.


97% less days Lost from accidents with lean management and 5S tools

5S tools in safety management, Sika UK Ltd. plant Welwyn Garden City, UK

Lean management and the introduction of 5S tools in safety management helped to increase the awareness and commitment of employees to improve the safety of their working environment. “Safety Flashes” raised awareness amongst employees and informed about success stories. Total days lost from accidents fell from 80 (2012) to 2 in 2013 (-97.5%).

Zero accident aspiration via “Nouvel élan” project
Zero accident aspiration via “Nouvel élan” project

Sika France S.A. plant Gournay, France.

The project “Nouvel élan” had the objective to raise safety awareness throughout the plant by conducting root cause analysis and implementing respective action. Total days lost from accidents dropped by 96% and lost time accidents decreased by 78% from 13 (2010) to 3 (2013) as a result of a significant improvement of the safety performance across all levels.