Our approach to corporate responsibility

At Sonova, we are committed to creating sustainable value for all our stakeholders: we continuously innovate to provide the best solutions for our customers. We enable access to hearing care for millions of people with hearing loss, invest in the development of our employees and partners, and apply eco-efficient practices across all our business activities. LEARN MORE

“Sonova’s business objectives are well aligned with our broader social goals; creating positive impact by helping people to hear the world, while taking responsibility for our actions towards our stakeholders.”

Arnd Kaldowski, CEO
CEO Arnd Kaldowski

Corporate responsibility reporting

Corporate Responsibility Report

We are convinced that transparent reporting on our CR targets and performance is an essential element in building and strengthening trust with our stakeholders.

Our global impact – key highlights 2019/20
  • 83%

    of employees report feeling engaged through their work at Sonova

  • 50%

    of line managers are women

  • 21%

    reduction of greenhouse gas emissions intensity compared to 2017 (base year)

  • > 35,000

    children reached through projects supported by the Hear the World Foundation

Hear the World Foundation - Equal opportunities and improved quality of life

Founded 2006 by Sonova, the charitable Hear the World foundation supports people with hearing loss, particularly disadvantaged children in lower-income countries. Since its establishment, the foundation has provided funding, hearing technology, and expertise with a total value of over CHF 16 million to over 90 projects all around the world.

Vietnam Cochlear implant recipient Hear the world foundation
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External recognition

Our corporate responsibility efforts have been recognized by key ratings such as Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and FTSE4Good Indices.