Sika adheres to the Responsible Care® program. This program is the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes.

We fully participate in the worldwide "Responsible Care" program initiated by the chemical industry. Sika is committed to introducing and maintaining an Environmental Management System according to ISO 14001 globally.

At present 51 companies - representing around 90% of Group sales - operate in conformity with this environmental standard. Sika sees the challenge for environmental improvements as a genuine market opportunity. Today ecological issues are the driving force behind approximately 50% of all R&D projects.

The Responsible Care® ethic helps our industry to operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations, and was commended by UNEP as making a significant contribution to sustainable development at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.