Ensuring equity: framework conditions, culture and work environment
To us, "equity" is an aspect of central importance. This means not only equity between genders, but equal treatment of all identities. We ensure this with a threefold approach, establishing fair framework conditions, emphasizing a corporate culture marked by equity, and thus enabling a work environment that values all genders and identities.
What does this mean in practice?
Fair framework conditions: equal work, equal pay
Our discrimination-free culture: externally recognized
Lifelong learning: valuing all groups of employees
Career perspectives: also in part-time roles
We enable internal talent to steadily develop their careers, even on a part-time basis: As a matter of principle, we offer all jobs with a volume of 80 to 100%, and even management positions are possible on a part-time basis.
Virtually everybody can reduce their work volume for family-related or other reasons, and our employees have the opportunity to try out part-time work, buy additional leave days and take sabbaticals. We offer families various benefits, such as discounted daycare placements, professional advice and a "buddy" system among the employees, all of which makes it easier for parents to return to work and allows them to exchange experiences and advice.
Flexible working conditions: hybrid and modern
We promote integration: our partnerships
As one of Switzerland's largest employers, it is our sincere desire to live up to our social responsibility. We therefore offer various pathways for the integration and reintegration of people whose access to the labor market is more difficult, and we thus make a contribution to society while at the same time increasing the diversity in our company.
For example, we work with the Social Security Institution (SVA) Zurich to offer people who have not been able to work for an extended period due to an accident or illness prospects for re-entry into the labor market. Through the Athletes Network, we offer former professional athletes a second career in the financial sector. And with the Powercoders, we help train refugees, transforming them into valuable employees in the IT industry.
Our commitment to equal opportunities
For an open-minded Switzerland: Advancine sculpture at Zurich Switzerland
How far along is Switzerland on the road to equal opportunities? In response to this question, 30 artists have designed larger-than-life figures, the "Advancines". In March 2023, these figures were set up for two weeks in the large hall of Zurich's main railway station as part of a campaign organized by Advance – Gender Equality in Business, the largest association of this type in Switzerland.
Zurich Switzerland sponsored the sculpture "The new oath of the three Swiss" by Marco Michel and now presents it at its headquarters in Zurich Oerlikon. With his work, the artist promotes an open-minded, tolerant Switzerland.