Corporate Social Responsibility at Sonova
Corporate Social Responsibility
Finally hearing: the dream came true for three disadvantaged children in Panama as their cochlear implants were successfully activated in February 2017. They were the first to be fitted with implants in Hear the World Foundation’s more than ten years of existence – not least thanks to volunteer work undertaken by Sonova staff.
Due to continuous improvement in the area of sustainability, Sonova has this year again been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe). Among its industry peers, Sonova did especially well in the categories Product Quality, Customer Relationship Management, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy as well as Environmental Policy.
Sonova’s Hear the World Foundation has been working for disadvantaged people with hearing loss for more than ten years. The Foundation has already provided support for more than 80 projects in 39 countries, helping thousands of people to improve their hearing. Sonova’s employees play an essential part in the Foundation’s work.
The Hear the World Foundation, a Sonova Group initiative, has established a comprehensive aid project in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, that is vital to healthcare provision in the country as a whole.
Almost 1.5 million Syrian refugees now live in Lebanon, often without access to healthcare. To help children with hearing loss, the Hear the World Foundation donated hearing aids for 100 Lebanese and Syrian young people in 2017. For some of these youngsters, this has meant being able to hear for the first time in their lives.
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.
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.
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.
Sonova continuously monitors and optimizes environmental performance across the Group. We set the priorities and provide the resources needed to reduce our environmental impact.