Social sponsoring at Sika is mainly organized through the Romuald Burkard Foundation. Its main goals, among others, are to support communities in infrastructure development for social projects, to promote training in construction professions and trades, and to provide emergency aid to disaster-stricken regions.

The Sika Board of Directors established the Romuald Burkard Foundation in 2005 in memory of Dr. Romuald Burkard, the third-generation representative of the Winkler family, which founded Sika.

Sika seeks to promote self-help locally. The local Sika companies are thus required to put forward specific aid applications and, working with local partners, supervise the projects on site up to completion.

Sika supports communities in the Chicago Area
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Give Back Days, USA

In the spirit of volunteerism and community partnership, Sika is engaged with the "Rebuilding Together MetroChicago" initiative to improve the homes and neighborhoods of elderly, disabled and low-income residents.

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UPSV, Romania

The Social Integration Centre, UPSV, helps young individuals to find a job and to integrate into the society.

Hydroponic Greenhouse, Perú

Establishment of a hydroponic greenhouse for educational purposes in order to use  water as a valuable resource and to improve nutrition standards in the local community.

Salesian Youth Centre, Bratislava
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Salesian Youth Centre, Bratislava

Sika Slovakia decided to help the Salesian Youth Centre with the reconstruction of two roofs in their premises. Sika provided the roof waterproofing sheet Sikaplan 15G for the youth centre.

Sika Building happiness initiative
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Building Happiness, Portugal

Sika Portugal combined a new product launch with the free refurbishment of a building of a children's home. Employees volunteered at the refurbishment initiative and at the organisation of a so-called “Building Happiness” day.  

 

Library Project, China
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Library Project, China

Sika China is cooperating with "Library Project", a non-profit charity organization. So far Sika China has donated books to create libraries in 21 schools and helped to repair some classrooms.

Kuxtal Team Mexico

Sika Mexicana supports sustainable housing solutions and sponsors Kuxtal, the Mexican team participating at the "Solar Decathlon Latin America & Caribbean 2015" competition.

Associazione Caterina Onlus
Associazione Caterina Onlus

Sika proudly supports the "Associazione Caterina Onlus" charitable association, which works with the poorest and most vulnerable section of society in south Naples. Sika’s contribution consists of three pillars: financial support, supply of Sika products and expertise as well as voluntary work.

Operation Smile
Operation Smile

The Sika subsidiaries in Vietnam, Thailand and South Africa are supporting Operation Smile, a NGO providing medical treatment for children with facial deformities to help them find a prospect of a full and normal life.

 

Rainbow House, UK

Sika donated a colorful flooring system and hygienic wall coatings to Rainbow House Charity. The correct specification of facilities, and in particular flooring, is vital when taking care of disabled children.

School in Tulear
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School in Tulear, Madagascar

The Kriens (Switzerland) based international congregation with the name "Mission and Adoration Sisters of the Holy Family" is currently building a school for young women who aim to work in the domain of education.

Sika supports schools in Myanmar
600kids.org, Myanmar

Via the non-profit organisation 600kids.org Sika supports individual schools and villages in the Irrawaday delta and in the region around Yangon, Myanmar.

Sika greece support "Arc of the World"
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Arc of the World, Greece

Sika Greece supports the "Arc of the World" , an NGO that takes care of children in need.

SOS children's village, Hungary
SOS children's village, Hungary

Sika Hungária supports the construction of a juvenile home in Kecskemét (Helvécia) with raw materials and Sika products. Sika Hungary donated SikaCeram® tile adhesives and Sikalastic® waterproofing mortars.

Smile of the Child, Greece
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Smile of the Child, Greece

Sika Hellas is sponsoring the Greek organisation "Smile of the Child" through the reconstruction of a building to a prototype Day Clinic, staying true to its commitment for social awareness.

Sika supports children of Samrakshana
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Samrakshana, India

Sika supports "Samrakshana" (Shelter, give shelter, protect), the home for orphans and disabled people in the state of Telanga, Medak district, in the southern part of West India. Samrakshana was founded in 2013 by Joseph Vattaparambil and Brigitte Born.

Home for children, India

College students improve facilities in southern India: Simona Santamaria and Viviane Dubacher, have helped to provide improved facilities for a children's training centre and an old women's home in southern India.

Sika supports social and ecological initiatives in Indonesia
Yayasan Tirta Lestar & Akademi Tehnik Mesin Industri, Indonesia

Improvement of ecological conditions and extension of vocational training centre.

Sponsoring the orphanage "Ministerios Pan de Vida"
Pan de Vida orphanage, Mexico

Sika is supporting the expansion of the infrastructure of the orphanage "Pan de Vida", where abused or abandoned children live and learn in a safe environment. See the video.

Liter of Light Switzerland
Liter of light

Sika supports Liter of Light. Liter of Light: That’s bringing light to homes in underprivileged areas with recycled plastic bottles installed in the roofs, sealed and bonded with Sika adhesives.

Sika supports diary farming in Peru
Pro Leche Ayacucho, Peru

To improve the efficiency of diary farming, Pro Leche Ayacucho offers professional support and jointly finances the projects with the local farmers.

Sika supports school in Madagascar
Andranovory school, Madagascar

Sika supports a school in Andranovory, Madagascar. The community in Andranovory was founded in 2005. Meanwhile, about 500 students attend this school, from nursery school up to and middle school (collège).

Sika supports Preston Youth Zone
Preston Youth Zone, UK

Sika United Kingdom has become a Founder Patron of Preston Youth Zone (PYZ). PYZ is a youth project to provide a new, purpose built modern sports, arts, health and wellbeing centre for disadvantaged young people .

Schweizer Tafel
Schweizer Tafel, Switzerland

The Schweizer Tafel is an organization that has made it its business to distribute food rather than throw it away. Each day, employees collect around 14 tons of food and distribute this freely to social institutions.

Bridges of the Future
SIKA AWARDS «BRIDGES OF THE FUTURE»

The Sika Awards 2015 was organized by Sika Russia for students of architecture, civil engineering, design, and other relevant professions in universities throughout Russia. The project mission was to engage students in popularization of bold architectural solutions and employment of innovation technologies in the field of structural chemistry.

Cáritas Peru
Cáritas Peru

In 2015, Sika Peru collaborated with Caritas Peru offering solutions to improve the construction of its new temple and meeting center at the headquarters of Cáritas Callao.