Corporate Citizenship Switzerland Awards 2017
On September 8, 2017, Credit Suisse Corporate Citizenship Switzerland, together with around 100 guests, recognized six colleagues for their great commitment to social causes.
The winners of the Corporate Citizenship Switzerland Awards 2017 are particularly active and innovative volunteers, project organizers, or champions from various regions. In addition, the Creative Ideas Award was presented. The winner of this category was the "Micro-Donations" project. Felix Mundwiler, Head of Corporate Citizenship Switzerland, congratulated and thanked all the winners: "Our volunteers are the backbone of Credit Suisse's social commitment. And without our many helpers in all parts of the country, we could never offer such broad possibilities for volunteering, fundraising, and other charitable activities for our employees."
With this product innovation, Credit Suisse clients in Switzerland can easily do good: through rounding up an individually specified amount when making purchases with their credit and Maestro cards or with the interest income from their savings account, they support non-profit partner organizations of Credit Suisse. Micro-Donations is based on the initiative of an employee, earning her the Creative Ideas Award.
Global and National Focal Points
Credit Suisse supports economically stable and socially healthy communities worldwide. Thousands of our employees, in conjunction with national and international organizations, contribute to educational, health, social, and environmental causes, microfinance projects, and many other things. One of our partner organizations in Switzerland is Pro Juventute, with which we concluded our second strategic partnership in early 2017, in addition to that with the Swiss Red Cross. Together, we search for solutions to the urgent challenges facing children and young people, such as youth unemployment. Thus, almost 200 volunteers took on the task of preparing students for apprenticeship interviews. The young people greatly benefit from the expertise of Credit Suisse employees, while the latter can use and review their own skills.
Volunteering Is High-Impact Social Responsibility
Corporate Citizenship such as volunteering, are essential for Credit Suisse in meeting its social responsibility. Successful Corporate Citizenship programs – from local to global – go far beyond material support for charitable organizations and require the continued action of committed volunteers. Credit Suisse enables all employees to take part during work hours and up to four days per year – as part of our Global Citizens Program, even several weeks – in projects organized by our partners. In 2016, 18,554 Credit Suisse employees worldwide have already contributed 195,000 work hours to volunteer programs. The annual Corporate Citizenship Awards are a way to recognize this great commitment and highlight outstanding service.