Caring for our communities
We recognise our role as a globally connected company as a privilege and a responsibility. To make a positive impact in our communities, we partner with organisations to support education and assist underprivileged children, and encourage our staff to contribute to charitable activities.
Children and Education
The heart of our programme is a commitment to improve education through the support of associations that help children and young adults in need. We look to partner with these community initiatives where we can: in the regions where we are based, and where we host industry events.
At Sibos 2017, SWIFT supports Sketch, an arts-based community enterprise in Toronto that works with young homeless people to build their entrepreneurial spirit and future. At many of our other conferences, we support SOS Children’s Villages, an international development organisation which works to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children worldwide.
With over 20 offices around the globe, SWIFT has an opportunity to make a difference in many regions. We encourage our staff members to be active in their home communities.
Our Team with Spirit events combine team-building activities with charitable efforts, creating an attitude of teamwork and collaboration around community engagement. Whether it is preparing a meal for the hungry, painting a house, or donating blood, our staff is ready to lend a helping hand. Since 2015, over 20% of our staff has been actively involved in a CSR-related activity.
Natural catastrophes and disease outbreaks are urgent calls to action for compassionate citizens. Our staff members contribute to relief efforts across the globe, and our practice is to match staff donations.