The vision behind our Corporate Social Responsibility
Our business is global. SWIFT works with and for financial communities across the globe. We know this is a privilege as well as a responsibility, and we are committed to making a positive impact wherever we can.
We integrate social, environmental, ethical, and human rights concerns into our operational strategy. Education, diversity, sustainability, community outreach—our belief in the importance of these issues is embedded in our company mind-set. Our intermediary role in the financial industry also puts us in a great position to facilitate dialogue on these topics.
In October 2012, we became a United Nations Global Compact participant. The initiative aims to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy by calling on companies to align strategies and operations with the Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
With 12,000+ signatories in 170 countries, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As a signatory, we commit to issuing an annual Communication on Progress (COP), a public disclosure on progress made in implementing the Ten Principles.
In April 2017, our CEO also signed the “Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business” of the UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact.
Operating responsibly and sustainably
Reducing our impact on the environment and increasing diversity and inclusion in our company are among our top CSR goals.
Caring for our Communities
We partner with organisations to support education and underprivileged children worldwide, and encourage our staff to participate in local support activities.
Facilitating business sustainability
We develop partnerships with organisations supporting education, microfinance and financial inclusion in emerging countries where we develop business.