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Our Green Book shows that in 2014 our investment in local communities has decreased by 10.9% on 2013 to CHF 297,000 in trend countries. However, our investment in sponsorships has increased by 14.4% on 2013 to CHF 693,000.

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  • Progress against Targets

    Target Achieved? Progress in 2014
    100% of community projects and investments aligned to SGS Group Community Policy and Guidelines Achieved 100% of the 91 global projects tracked in our community survey are aligned to the Millennium Development Goals

  • Performance on Our Commitments for 2014

    Commitment for 2014 Achieved? Progress in 2014
    We will select and invest in local microcredit projects linked to carbon reduction from 2014 Achieved We invested in local microcredit projects and are still evaluating projects to invest in
    Improve our mechanisms for assessing the impacts of community projects in 2014 Achieved We aligned our annual community survey with our new Community Policy and Guidelines and enhanced our reporting on projects at affiliate level
    Improve our response mechanisms for disaster relief Achieved We established an online platform that enables us to coordinate disaster relief at corporate level

  • Our 2015 Commitments

    • Roll out our revised Community Policy and Guidelines
    • Launch a global match funding scheme for affiliates, corporate businesses, functions and individual employees to encourage more investment in local communities across our affiliates
    • Launch a global partnership with Save the Children
    • Implement a Community Portal to support affiliates in developing community programs