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GRI Content: G4-6, G4-17, G4-22, G4-23, G4-28, G4-EC7, G4-EC8

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 3, Goal 8, Goal 10, Goal 17

Investment in Community

  • In 2016, cash contributions reduced from CHF 847 million in 2015 to CHF 839 million in 2016
  • However, our total investment in local communities (including financial investments and costs relating to management time and employee hours) increased by 13.5% since 2015 to CHF 1.18 million
    Investment Community Graph
  • Employees donated 18,966 volunteering hours, compared to 11,363 hours in 2015

Total Community Projects

  • The number of community projects supported rose from 222 in 2015 to 356 in 2016
    Community Projects Graph

Investment in Sponsorship

  • Our investment in community sponsorships reduced from CHF 1.3 million in 2015 to CHF 1.2 million. During 2016, we introduced a new sponsorship program to encourage SGS affiliates to invest in education projects to 2020 that support our Sustainable Development Goals. As such, we expect the level of sponsorship investment to increase year-on-year


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