Berne, 05 May 2015
Last week Swisscom launched a company-wide fund appeal for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Employees donated a total of more than 100,000 francs. Swisscom will double that amount, bringing the total donation from Swisscom and its employees to Swiss Solidarity to 250,000 francs. “We have all been deeply affected by the disaster in Nepal and the suffering it has caused. This is reflected in the concern shown by our employees,” says Res Witschi, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Swisscom.
Swisscom is also waiving call charges to and from Nepal for its customers for a month, in an effort to make it as easy as possible for relatives and aid organisations to contact their families and employees in the country.
Swisscom has been supporting Swiss Solidarity for 69 years by means of an annual contribution and other in-kind services related to communication. Services provided on the Swiss Solidarity national fundraising day include the call centre infrastructure and freephone numbers incl. connection charges.