As a socially responsible company, Sika supports local communities. The “Sika Cares” community engagement program focuses on improving the quality of life of children, adults and families in the communities in which the company is active.

Helping People Help Themselves

The world population is rising by 165 people per minute. At the end of 2019, there were 7.75 billion people in the world, with young people accounting for 1.8 billion. In the countries in which Sika is active, its strategic focus is on helping people help themselves. Projects aimed at increasing the scope for autonomy and self-determination in the lives of individuals or communities are a key element of such projects.

Building Sustainably

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Through its infrastructure projects in the social area, Sika helps disadvantaged communities across the globe create a healthy and positive living environment that allows people to develop their full potential. Among the projects that Sika has supported for many years are renovation and construction projects for orphanages, children’s homes, and youth centers.

800 families

in Madagascar have been able to send their daughters to schools that have been renovated with Sika funding and products

Community Engagement in Madagascar

In 86 schools

in China, libraries were refurbished, and 70,000 books donated, with the help of 3,000 hours of volunteering work by Sika employees

567 projects

have been supported by Sika worldwide in the community engagement area since 2015

240,000 children

now have reason to smile again thanks to Sika and “Operation Smile”. This funding project helps children who are born with cleft lips or similar facial disfigurements.

Supporting Education

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Attending school is far more difficult for children and young people facing poverty and deprivation. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children do not go to school at all. Sika contributes towards equal opportunities and supports a variety of training and education initiatives, including the establishment of school libraries in China, “ProjeKt Inspire” in Tanzania which opens up career opportunities for the younger generation, and the focus on helping reintegrate people with disabilities into the workforce in France.

Safeguarding Living Environments

Worldwide, three out of ten people live in homes with no access to clean drinking water. However, shaping your own future, is only possible if safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene, and a sound environment are available. Sika’s commitment in this area is structured primarily around water and renewable energy projects. The company has supported the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and its Living Lakes environmental program since 2004.

Three Key Areas of Focus in Project Funding

Building and Infrastructure

Building Sustainably

The health and dynamism of communities also depends on the infrastructure in place for people and the environment. This is where Sika comes in with its expertise and product solutions.

Education and Vocational Training

Supporting Education?

Investment in good education gives young people the most important tool they need to lead an independent life. Sika works to ensure that disadvantaged children and young people get a genuine chance in life.

Water and Climate Protection

Safeguarding Living Environments

Sika employees support projects which link social causes with ecological interests.