Taking responsibility on a global level
At Sika we regard our sponsorship commitments as a long-term collaboration in the form of partnerships, from which both sides benefit and to which both sides contribute. With our sponsoring activities, we want to make a useful contribution to the society and the environment in which we live. Therefore Sika sponsoring on a global level is limited to social, educational and environmental issues.
In 2015, Sika China worked closely with Library Project, a non-profit charity organization. Since starting with the first donated library in March, Sika China has donated a total of 15,950 books to create libraries in 21 schools, benefitting 3,810 children. Sika also helped to repair some classrooms using its construction products.
Sika participated in the rebuilding of Longxing Township Kindergarten, organized by the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The kindergarten collapsed in the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake on May 12th, 2008. The Sika is responsible for the roof waterproofing of the project.
In order to help rebuild Dujiangyan city after the Sichuan earthquake of May 12th 2008, Sika China donated RMB 2 million to Jinyan School in 2008 to build the “Sika Laboratory Building”, as an expression of the high social responsibility of Sika China.
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.
Sika supports the Living Lakes network that protects lakes around the globe. Providing enough drinking water for the world's population is one of the major challenges in the future. The Living Lakes network aims at conservation and protection of natural resources, chiefly the drinking water reservoirs of the earth.
The ETH Zürich Foundation supports research and education at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. With the sponsorship of Sika, various projects can be realized like the building of the Monte Rosa Hut that is outstanding in architecture and modern building technologies. The support focuses on research projects in the fields of chemistry, building materials and construction.