We strive to contribute to society by acting as a good corporate citizen. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and support various initiatives, institutions and the society as a whole.
The Schindler Group actively supports a wide range of charitable and cultural initiatives. Reflecting the philosophy behind these efforts, Schindler refrains from sponsoring and marketing in this field. Schindler also provides substantial financial contributions for educational institutions around the world and promotes learning-oriented initiatives.
With its training courses, employee development and succession planning, Schindler is not only investing in the future of the company, but it is also making a contribution to the communities in which it operates: by training more apprentices than the company actually needs, it is actively providing young people with key professional skills for the future. In Switzerland alone, around 300 young people are currently undertaking three- to four-year apprenticeships to qualify as mechanics, electrical engineers, IT specialists, sheet-metal workers, design engineers, electricians, logistics assistants, media engineers or commercial clerks.
The social value of Schindler's internal training programs is highlighted by the fact that a job at Schindler gives many employees in developing countries their first-ever chance to benefit from serious professional training.
Schindler develops environmentally friendly elevators and escalators by using lighter materials, more efficient drive technologies, energy recuperation and many more features, which help a building to become more sustainable. With its products it contributes to LEED and BREEAM certifications of its customers most sustainable projects.
Schindler is a member of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). PACI is a global platform, established by the World Economic Forum (WEF), allowing companies and business leaders to maximize their collective impact in the fight against corruption. It is historically focused on improving compliance practices and fosters a high-level dialogue between businesses and governments on key corruption challenges.
Schindler is one of four main partners who have joined forces to develop the Solar Impulse, a revolutionary aircraft that uses only sunlight for power. This is important to us, as demands on mobility grow and fuel resources dwindle and become more expensive.
We share a common goal with our Solar Impulse partners – to exploit the potential of new technologies to realize clean mobility in the future.
The Global Schindler Award is a competition for students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, where they are asked to submit outstanding concepts for new urban forms related to mobility, in response to global urban change. A jury of internationally renowned professionals in urban design and architecture will assess the competition entries.
The students of today will be responsible for shaping the cities of tomorrow. Building on more than 10 successful years in Europe, the Schindler Award has been expanded in 2014 to accept entries from around the world.