Corporate Responsibility at Sonova
Corporate Social Responsibility
For children with profound hearing loss, cochlear implants are often the only way to be able to hear. However, in Vietnam for example, this technology is barely affordable. Here, with Sonova volunteers and partner organizations, the Hear the World Foundation has launched a pioneering program.
Sonova has debuted on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In this interview, Claudio Bartesaghi, Sonova’s GVP Corporate HRM & Communications, talks about the advantages of a balanced ratio of men and women and the company’s specific gender goals.
Sonova has a sustainable preventive healthcare program for its staff called the Body & Mind initiative: sport and activity, yoga and relaxation, a healthy, balanced diet and regular medical check-ups are all part of a healthy work environment and ensure high levels of satisfaction within the company.
“Good health and wellbeing“ is one of 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) defined by the UN. Sonova is contributing to this and other SDGs by providing access to hearing care not only in industrial but also in developing countries. A short film produced in collaboration with Reuters explains Sonovas multifaceted engagement.
Due to continuous improvement in the area of sustainability, Sonova has again been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which is internationally regarded as an important reference for sustainable corporate management and honors the best of each industry.
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.
"As the world’s largest hearing care company, Sonova has a deep commitment to sustainable success. Our clearly defined business objectives are well aligned with our broader social goals: to help people to hear the world, while taking corporate responsibility for our actions toward our employees, the environment, and future generations."
Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova
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.