Corporate Social Responsibility at Sonova

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • For a life without limitations - Sonova
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    Ever since he can remember, Simon Ollert has dreamt of being a professional soccer player. Despite the profound hearing loss, Simon pursued his dream relentlessly. His Phonak hearing aids brought him far more than just quality of life; they spurred his ambitions.
  • Sonova volunteering for the Hear the World Foundation in Armenia
    Although she has only been wearing them for a month, two-year-old Hasmik has already made enormous progress with her hearing instruments. She is benefiting from a partnership between the Arabkir Hospital in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and the Children’s Hospital Zurich, that is supported by Sonova’s Hear the World Foundation.
  • Sonova employee engagement for the Hear the World Foundation in the USA
    Sonova employees actively support the work of the Hear the World Foundation in one of the USA’s economically poorest regions. They are involved in a long-term project which gives families in need access to hearing aids and audiological care.
  • Sonova’s admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
    Due to continuous improvement in the area of sustainability, Sonova has again been listed on the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2016. Among its industry peers, Sonova did especially well in the categories Product Quality, Talent Attraction and Retention, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy as well as Environmental Policy.
  • The Hear the World Foundation calls on us to make listening safe
    Sonovaʼs Hear the World Foundation has partnered with Switzerland’s leading concert promoter Good News to provide fans with free noise protection earplugs at concerts. The Foundation will also be present at venues, pointing out the dangers posed by excessively loud music.
  • Sonova employee engagement for the Hear the World Foundation in Haiti
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    Sonova employees actively support the work of the Hear the World Foundation in Haiti. They are involved in a long-term project which gives children with hearing loss access to audiological care and speech therapy.
  • A Hear the World Foundation spot calls on us to make listening safe
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    The Hear the World Foundation supports the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about hearing protection and is drawing attention to this critical topic with a powerful spot involving celebrity ambassadors such as Joss Stone, Kate Moss, and Christoph Waltz.

As the world’s largest hearing care company, Sonova has a deep commitment to sustainable success. Our clearly defined business targets are well aligned with our broader social goals: to help people to hear the world, while taking responsibility for our actions toward our employees, the environment, and future generations.

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Hear the World Foundation

Since 2006, the Hear the World Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and promoting equal opportunities for people with hearing loss globally. 

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Our employees

At Sonova, we foster a spirit in which shared engagement and personal responsibility are the driving forces for innovation. Inspired employees are our life-blood: with high agility and in self-dependent teams we work towards enhancing the quality of life of millions by bringing better hearing to people with hearing loss.

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Read the latest CSR Report 2015/16 and see how Sonova assumes social responsibility.

Environmental issues

Sonova continuously monitors and optimizes environmental performance across the Group. We set the priorities and provide the resources needed to reduce our environmental impact.

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