Through the Romuald Burkard Foundation Sika supports social and ecological projects to promote self-help locally. Sika for example has supported the Red Cross in New Zealand with on-the-spot assistance during the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Furthermore Sika supports the Operation Smile in Vietnam. Thanks to the donations children with facial deformities underwent successful operations.
With the aid of Sika a children’s home in Chile was renovated and houses now more than 60 children. There are examples for activities of the the Romuald Burkard Foundation throughout the world: To improve the efficiency of diary farming, Pro Leche Ayacucho offers professional support and jointly finances the projects with the local farmers. To further improve and enlarge the projects of Pro Leche Ayacucho, Perú, Sika participates with a major contribution.
Besides the activities of the Romuald Burkard Foundation, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) plays a big role in Sika’s engagement and long-term sponsorships. Within the GNF Sika focuses on projects managed by “Living Lakes“, an international network and partnership whose mission is to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, wetlands and other freshwater bodies of the world and their catchment areas.
Sika actively engages in many other sustainable and humanitarian development projects.