Combination of Refurbishment of Joy
Sika Portugal promotes every year the Sika Academy Contest and several initiatives of supporting children in need. In 2014, Sika Portugal decided to support the refurbishment of a building which belongs to a Private Institution for Social Solidarity that supports minors ("Crescer Ser"). In 2015 Sika Portugal introduced a new solution, Sika Thermocoat, that works as an ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System) and thus as a coat for buildings and houses. This solution increases building’s comfort, water resistance, durability and energy savings.
Sika Portugal combined this new product launch with the free refurbishment of a building of the children's home “Casa de Cedofeita”, part of the association "Crescer Ser". Sika Portugal invited Portuguese VIP's and well-known brands to support both the renovation project and a special Christmas surprise for the children.
Volunteering in the name of joy
Sika’s employees volunteered at the refurbishment initiative and at the organisation of a so-called “Sika Building Happiness” day by visiting children in the second house, one of the two homes of the CRESCER SER Association – “Casa do Vale” – which takes care of high-risk children too. 22 children received new jackets and enjoyed a special day with an entire full-day entertainment program and a visit at the cinema. The whole initiative is shown on a Christmas video that Sika Portugal produced.