Freedom of association

Credit Suisse’s most direct link to human rights issues is in its working relationship with its employees, and this is also where we can exercise the greatest influence. Fair working conditions, equal opportunities, protection against discrimination, and the right to join a union are all important aspects of this relationship. In consultation with various specialist units, we have developed several offerings that help our employees to combine their professional and private commitments as effectively as possible. To promote a dialogue that takes into account the collective interests of our employees, Credit Suisse has worked closely with organizations such as the European Works Council and the Credit Suisse Staff Council in Switzerland for many years. In Switzerland, all of our employees are covered by the Swiss Staff Council.