UPC values social involvement highly and supports a variety of projects. Our employees also have the opportunity to participate in projects such as Girls in Tech and Telethon.
International Women’s Day
UPC attaches great importance to equal rights for women and men: So since the first evaluation in 2012, we have been ensuring equal pay regardless of gender. Since 2019, UPC has been celebrating International Women's Day with many activities to draw attention to the concerns and achievements of women. At the center of each event is a live debate between the CEO and external experts. In 2021, there was a panel discussion on #ChooseToChallenge between CEO André Krause, Deputy CEO Severina Pascu and Professor Heike Bruch from the University of St. Gallen.
On International Women's Day 2020, UPC supported the non-profit organisation Girls in Tech by donating CHF 20.- for each subscription that was taken out.
The Telethon Foundation finances the activities of the Swiss Foundation for the Study of Muscular Diseases (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Erforschung der Muskelkrankheiten), the Association Suisse Romande for the Fight against Neuromuscular Diseases(Association Suisse Romande Intervenant contre les Maladies neuromusculaires) and the Rare Diseases Platform Italian Switzerland (Associazione Malattie Genetiche Rare Svizzera Italiana ). The first fundraising event took place in 1988 and, thanks to volunteers such as firefighters, members of the civil defence, local societies, etc. managed to raise CHF 200,000. In addition to this, UPC has been a media partner since 2005 and enables the donation number to have more visibility on TV stations.