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Support in times of need. ICRC and humanitarian aid.

For many years, Credit Suisse has been working closely with the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies worldwide. We are also a member of the ICRC's Corporate Support Group.


Long-​Term Commitment

In 2008, Credit Suisse was the first global bank to become a member of the Corporate Support Group of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This long-term partnership complements our relationships with national Red Cross societies, for example in our home market Switzerland.

Alongside the financial contributions, a major element of the partnership with the ICRC is the support given through expertise. Specialists from all areas of the bank provide their knowledge and skills to the ICRC in order to drive strategic projects forward, for example in the areas of human resources or IT. Such skills-based involvement enables employees to make targeted contributions.

The personal involvement of our employees also plays an important role in the partnerships with the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, be it through participating in blood donation campaigns or through fund-raising for disaster victims. In Switzerland, the collaboration with the Red Cross (SRC) is wide-ranging; Credit Suisse supports the SRC's Young Leaders Forum and presents the Credit Suisse Red Cross Youth Award every year. Employee volunteering includes the "2x Christmas" gift collection campaign, the SRC car pool, drills with the REDOG rescue dog group, virtual assignment with "Missing Maps," and the "Mitten unter uns" (in our midst) integration project. In addition, some 1,200 volunteers donate blood every year.

Corporate Citizenship. Empowering People.

Together with our employees we work with selected partner organizations to help strengthen our society and to address social issues. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive future where all people can access the resources and develop the financial, entrepreneurial and other skills to thrive in the economy and society. As part of this commitment we set three focus themes: Financial Inclusion, Financial Education and Future Skills.

Our regional teams, foundations and charity committees implement projects – in collaboration with specialized partner organizations – that make a difference to the communities in which we live and work and respond to regional and local challenges.