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.
The Social Integration Centre, UPSV, helps young individuals to find a job and to integrate into the society.
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.
Sika Mexicana supports sustainable housing solutions and sponsors Kuxtal, the Mexican team participating at the "Solar Decathlon Latin America & Caribbean 2015" competition.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Improvement of ecological conditions and extension of vocational training centre.
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.
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.
To improve the efficiency of diary farming, Pro Leche Ayacucho offers professional support and jointly finances the projects with the local farmers.
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 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 .
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.
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.
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.