Sika makes a difference
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.
Sika commits itself to genuinely sustainable added value along the entire value chain. Our principles are the foundation for an environmentally-conscious strategic management. We are committed to align our operations and strategies with accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Social and Ethical
The Village Chance vision was conceived to meet the urgent needs to provide acceptable living space and facilities for severely handicapped people. Besides its great offer it is more than just accommodation. It is a benchmark example in terms of solar energy contributing to a cleaner environment and sustainable development. Furthermore, choice of materials, the security system and the architectual conception are higher than those existing in the area. Principal sponsors are Sika Vietnam together with the International Federation of Maison Chance. Both are fully satisfied with the result.
Social and Ethical
The vision of Pro Leche Ayacucho is to improve the income of more than 600 farming families in the region Ayacucho (Peru) on an altitute of over 3,500 meters above sea level. In this high altitude agriculture is very risky due to the danger of frost and hail. To improve the efficiency of diary farming Pro Leche Ayacucho offers professional support and jointly finances the projects with the local farmers.
Sika is supporting the Global Nature Fund (GNF), headquartered in Radolfzell, Germany. Within the organization 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, other freshwater bodies of the world and their catchment areas.
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Our support of the Yayasan Tirta Lestari project helps people in Jakarta secure clean drinking water and improve hygiene. The organization works with the disenfranchised people of the kampungs (slums) of Jakarta. They build up a base for an improved quality of life and sustainable development for these communities.
Social and Ethical
Operation Smile Vietnam and Sika Vietnam have joined forces to provide free reconstructive treatment for disfigured Vietnamese children with cleft deformities through surgical missions and by well-skilled and credentialed medical volunteers. In doing so, they hope to give the unfortunate children a new smile and the prospect of a full and normal life as productive members of society.
Social and Ethical
Liter of Light is a project which aims to provide an ecologically and economically sustainable source of light to underprivileged households that do not have access to electricity or cannot afford it. The source of light consists of a plastic bottle filled with a water solution which is embedded in the roofs of houses. The solar bottle harnesses the light from the sun, capturing and diffracting the light to all parts of the room.
The promotion of the strategic initiative Sustainable Construction should among others lead to new insights for future building strategies and should foster innovation through interdisciplinary research and teaching projects. Furthermore, it is Sika’s objective to train and educate competent young professionals.
Social & Ethical
Transparency International is a global civil society organization fighting against corruption. Sika supports within Transparency International the National Integrity System (NIS). The NIS combats corruption to support sustainable development, rule of law and human rights. The project will identify (and build support for tackling) anti-corruption issues of national concern, which the government should take action on.
Romuald Burkard Foundation
ACTIS (Activating Talent in Sustainability) is non-profit organization with the aim to continue and expand the successful Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) course concept. Students from all over the world are invited to take part and bring in their ideas. Sika has been working together with Actis for several years.
USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, as well as teachers and students.
As a company with a strong innovative tradition, Sika not only constantly develops creative solutions used in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, we also engage in sharing this tradition across company lines with our partners in trade and industry and other stakeholders. It is in this respect that we engage in the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The initiative brings together stakeholders from all phases of buildings’ lifespans. Through SBCI, members take an active role in shaping the market of sustainable buildings and construction.
Sika measures and discloses greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), in order to set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is made available by the CDP for use by a wide audience including institutional investors, corporations, policymakers and their advisors, public sector organizations, government bodies, academics and the public. The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.
Thousands of organizations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies through CDP. We put this information at the heart of financial and policy decision-making.
The Vinyl Foundation is a funding mechanisms run by EuPC to support VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. Being a partner of VinylPlus means showing a positive attitude toward sustainable materials.