Human rights are part of the Sika Code of Conduct and the Policies and Principles of the company. The General Managers are obligated to strictly adhere to legal practices and to supervise the subsidiary accordingly. Also, they are responsible for taking preventative action. Human rights reviews are included in the internal audit program and the legal audits which are performed regularly in subsidiaries.
Around 20 internal audits and 10 legal audits are performed annually, corresponding to around 20% of Sika’s subsidiaries. This is a preliminary report based on the supervision principles outlined above. In 2014, Sika has integrated the review into all its auditing activities for Quality and Risk Management to extend quantitative coverage of this indicator.