SIX is set up in a responsible and transparent way. The corporate governance rules cover all areas and set down how we are managed, organized and controlled.
SIX drives the transformation of financial markets by professionalizing the business of innovation. We play a pioneering role when it comes to finding new ideas, creating new business models and services. We support promising start-ups on their way to success and thus strengthen the backbone of the Swiss financial center.
As an essential player in the Swiss financial center, SIX supports the sustainable and responsible growth of the financial industry and drives it forward.
"We enable a sustainable future" - in the spirit of this mission statement SIX takes responsibility for a stable and future-proof financial center's infrastructure, for its employees, and for the communities and the environment in which it operates.
Corporate responsibility is part of our mandate and corporate culture, and therefore firmly anchored in the processes at SIX. A lean organization and clearly defined responsibilities make an essential contribution to enabling us to live out our principles in our day-to-day work. Corporate Communications serves as coordinator and initiator for our corporate responsibility management working closely together with all business units.
SIX is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI community) since 2013 and reports according to the GRI standards. We engage in regular dialog with our stakeholders in order to incorporate their knowledge, expectations, and opinions into our material topics. As a host of events or through our involvement in initiatives, we are committed to a dialogue with the financial industry and the society as a whole to further drive a responsible and sustainable economic development.
We are an active member of initiatives, organizations, and working groups worldwide.
SIX operates the central financial market infrastructure in Switzerland and Spain, thus contributing significantly to the security, stability and innovative capacity of the economy as a whole. Maintaining and fostering our financial centers' international competitiveness is part of our mandate.
SIX employs around 3,500 employees worldwide. Our aim is to create a working environment that provides them with opportunities and empowers them to give their best. SIX is committed to growing the percentage of women in middle and top management level to a minimum of 25% by 2023.
SIX has been committed to improving its energy efficiency for many years. Employees of SIX also spend one day a year doing voluntary work in the area of environmental protection and social welfare. The Swiss Finance Museum offers financial knowledge for the interested public.
Green, Social, and Sustainable Bonds (ESG Bonds) are becoming increasingly relevant on the capital markets. The volume issued is growing exponentially from year to year. With the Swiss Exchange and BME, SIX offers corresponding listing locations and trading venues in Switzerland and Spain.
Today, SIX launched new ESG indices in the Swiss equity and bond markets. These cover the sustainability criteria of environment, social/society and governance.
SIX is committed to diversity and inclusion. Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is also a very important and sustainable business driver.