Lausanne, Switzerland, 9 September 2020 – Sommet Education, world leader in hospitality management and culinary arts education, joins the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program. This program initiated by the non-profit organization “B Lab Suisse” is supported by numerous partners, including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This 3-years program is a unique initiative at the European level. The objective is to effectively improve the Swiss ecosystem towards a resilient economy. The STI program helps Swiss companies measure their contributions towards the sustainable objectives for 2030 and identify the most important areas to develop while creating new opportunities and stimulating the innovation field.
Sommet Education commits to Swiss Triple Impact, the 3-years national program aiming to effectively develop the Swiss ecosystem towards a resilient economy.
In a context full of challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, redefining the notion of success for economy has become crucial as, in addition to being successful financially, companies need to have a positive impact socially and environmentally. With this Agenda for 2030 objectives towards sustainability, each company can contribute on its own scale and become an example for the creation of a resilient, inclusive and regenerative economy to other key actors.
The STI program was founded to allow Swiss companies to measure their social and environmental impact, following the 17 sustainable objectives related to the 2030 Agenda. The STI program includes 3 steps:
- MEASURE the social and environmental impact
- IDENTIFY opportunities to improve
- TAKE concrete measures
During the 3 years program, participating companies will benefit from B Lab Suisse tools, personalized support and guidance, workshops, learning networks between peers and access to experts within this field.
“The STI program currently support Sommet Education in the conception and implementation of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. Being the first company in the education sector to participate in this program, Sommet Education is committed to take on the role of a proactive actor. In order achieve this objective, this additional step confirm the willingness to build an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. We are thrilled to be part of this positive dynamic and to work hand in hand with B Lab Suisse as well as other key participants to build a sustainable future,” states Stéphane Rousseau, Chief People Officer at Sommet Education.
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