Corporate citizenship

For people at home

SWISS supports people and institutions at home. The company is involved with communities close to the airport, invests in children and young adults, and supports employee-driven charity projects.

SOS Children's Villages Switzerland

SOS Children's Villages supports children in need all over the world. SWISS works with the organisation on various levels. Passengers are given the opportunityto donate money to assist families in SOS Children's Villages. This has helped to finance new SOS family houses in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Phuket (Thailand) in recent years. SWISS also supports the charity SOS Children's Villages Switzerland with joint communications and targeted campaigns.

The foundation SWISS Kinderstiftung provides an opportunity for SWISS employees to become involved with the charity on a voluntary basis. They can support the families in the SOS Children's Villages with direct monetary donations and/or a voluntary automatic contribution from their salaries.

From October 2014, a donation will be made to SOS Children's Village when certain products in the Duty Free catalogue are purchased (see page 7). Purchases of Swiss-Smile dental care products, Carolee jewellery and a model SWISS Airbus A340 will help to finance an SOS School Kit (backpack, school uniform and lesson materials) in India. This campaign helps to provide an elementary requirement: school uniforms have to be worn in India, but many poor families are unable to raise this financial investment.

You can preorder these products online and others in our Duty Free offer from the comfort of your own home before your next flight.

Partners

Partners - SOS Children's Villages

Sharing knowledge

SWISS needs well-trained staff in every part of the company in order to remain competitive internationally. SWISS is happy to pass this level of knowledge on to society, and thereby share valuable resources.

SWISS also trains more than 100 pilots and over 500 Flight Attendants every year. As a member of the "Login" training association, SWISS also trains some 25 apprentices. As well as commercial training, SWISS also collaborates with msw Winterthur and SW Technics to provide training as a polymechanic or automation engineer in the field of aircraft maintenance. At high school level, every year there are over 60 internships available to students and young workers. And even very young aviation fans can experience air travel up close: at the "Ferienplausch" - "Holiday fun" run by Pro Juventute.

Local involvement

SWISS is one of the biggest employers in the region of Zurich airport, and in the first instance the airline supports events and club activities in the neighbouring communities. The company has also long been involved with the junior division of the local ice hockey team, the Kloten Flyers.