General information / Legal notice
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Protection of the emblem and name
The red cross emblem and the words ‘Red Cross’ are protected by the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the Federal Law on the Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross.
Corporate governance and the use of funds
Certification of the organization and the management
The Swiss Red Cross runs its organization and its operations in accordance with the Corporate Governance Guidelines for Non-Profit Organizations in Switzerland (Swiss NPO Code) and has obtained the Swiss NPO Code certificate.
Swiss GAAP FER
Each year the Swiss Red Cross publishes detailed annual accounts in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER that are verified and approved by external auditors.
Zewo quality seal
The SRC is a relief organization recognized by Zewo. The Zewo quality seal shows that we make diligent use of donations. The SRC adheres to the strict regulations of Zewo in its accounting, impartiality and transparency.
The following investment regulations apply to the SRC’s financial management: ‘Purchasing derivative financial instruments is not permitted, with the exception of income stock in foreign currencies for the purposes of optimizing our foreign currency requirements in the course of the year. No investments are made in companies whose core business is the production or sale of tobacco, alcohol or arms. Our investments take account of companies’ sustainability and as far as possible also environmental, ethical and social criteria.’
Links to other websites
Certain links on this website lead to external websites. When editing its web pages, the SRC checks that links work but cannot accept any liability for the content of the websites. Webmasters who link their sites to our website are requested to inform the SRC of this.
Data protection regulations
Consult the SRC’s data protection regulations here.