For greater humanity

Mission of the Swiss Red Cross

Mission – Objectives

We at the Swiss Red Cross strive to prevent or alleviate human suffering in Switzerland and other countries. We protect human health, lives and dignity. We foster their ability to help themselves and others

Fundamental Principles – Integration – Mission

We are a part of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and act in accordance with its seven Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. We help particularly vulnerable and underprivileged individuals and groups because everyone has the same rights and is entitled to their place in society.

Promotion – values

We teach humanitarian values to people from all generations and sectors of society. We promote the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and bring them to life thereby contributing to a respectful, peaceful coexistence.

Services – use of resources

As an organization we are committed and future-oriented. Diversity in unity and collaboration are our strengths. We carry out our activities with high quality standards and use the resources entrusted to us responsibly and cost-consciously. In this way, we do the greatest humanitarian good.

Volunteers – staff

As volunteers, honorary position-holders and staff members, we do our work in favour of the most vulnerable and underprivileged with the utmost commitment and we are ambassadors of the Swiss Red Cross. We provide modern terms of employment and working environment and promote the recognition of voluntary work in society.

Relations with Federal authorities – collaboration

We are recognized by the Federal government as the only Red Cross Society of Switzerland and in fulfilling our humanitarian work we are an active and independent partner of the authorities at all levels. We work in partnership with the members of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and other social and humanitarian organizations.