Responsible Care Chemical and Allied Industries' Association
A Public Commitment to Responsible Care
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

SIKA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD commit to the Responsible Care Guiding Principles. We pledge to:
- Conduct our operations in a manner that minimises adverse environmental impacts and protects the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public.
- Recognise and respond to community concerns about our operations and our chemicals .
- Promote the principle of sustainable development in the conduct of our operations and strive for continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance.
- Integrate health, safety and environmental considerations into our planning for new products, processes and services.
- Report information on relevant chemical-related health or environmental hazards promptly to appropriate authorities, employees, customers and any affected sectors of the public and recommend protective measures.
- Give advice to customers and other affected parties on the safe use, storage and transportation of our chemicals as well as the safe disposal of any residues and containers.
- Increase knowledge by conducting and/or supporting relevant research on the health, safety and environmental effects of our products, processes and waste materials.
- Co-operate with customers, authorities and affected parties to resolve problems created by the handling and disposal of chemical substances considered hazardous.
- Participate with government and others in developing regulations and standards to safeguard the community, our employees and the environment and we will endeavour to ensure that such laws are based on scientifically supported data and/or opinion.
- Promote the principles and practices of Responsible Care by sharing experiences and offering assistance to others who produce, handle, use, transport or dispose of chemicals.
- Ensure that where chemicals used or produced in our operations are controlled in terms of international conventions to which South Africa is a party, we will institute appropriate internal measures to facilitate compliance.
- Measure safety, health and environmental performance and identify improvement opportunities by completing and submitting Quantitative Indicators of Performance data annually.
- Verify the implementation of Responsible Care in terms of the Responsible Care Audit Protocols through the use of CAIA approved independent auditors.