Romuald Burkard Foundation
Report Romuald Burkard Foundation
Projects which were supported by the Romuald Burkard Foundation in the year 2012.
In remembrance of Romuald Burkard, who represented the third generation of Sika's founder family Winkler, the Romuald Burkard Foundation was created in 2005. Through this fund the country organizations in developing countries support social and ecological projects to promote self-help locally, for example
- Buildings and infrastructure projects to fulfill social and ecological needs such as water reservoirs, effluent treatments,
- Technological education of construction personnel,
- Ecological water projects correlating indirectly with Sika’s field of waterproofing activities.
The expressed objective is to promote self-help locally. For this reason local Sika companies have to apply for support and see the project through together with their local partners.
India, Philippines, Spain et.al.
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 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 Technology supports via the Romuald Burkard Foundation international sustainability trainings. ACTIS, a spin-off organisation of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) delivers the successful Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) program.