Employee engagement. Leveraging the expertise of our employees.
Together with our employees, we work with selected partner organizations to help strengthen our society and address social issues. 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.
Within our three main themes Financial Inclusion, Financial Education and Future Skills, we focus primarily on building the capacity of our partners. Our employees play a key role in this approach and in our broader commitment to society. In 2021, our they dedicated over 83,900 hours of their time and expertise through volunteering activities. As part of the bank's human capital strategy, we allow each employee to devote up to four days per year to support our global partners or social initiatives in the communities where we live and work. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we further developed our virtual volunteering programs that promote the transfer of skills and knowledge between employees and partners. In 2021, Credit Suisse employees around the world dedicated over 41,500 hours to skills-based volunteering. COVID-19 made it more difficult for employees to volunteer and engage with our partners in person, but we are proud of the fact that 29% of our employees globally participated (via both volunteering and other activities) in our Corporate Citizenship programs in 2021.
Our global skills-based volunteering programs
Employee engagement 2021
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.
In addition, we also provide opportunities for our employees to support local organizations in other topics in the communities where we live and work through a number of programs.