Objective 3: We live a Sustainable Culture
Bank J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future, because their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the bank’s clients. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide and J. Safra Sarasin is particularly keen to ensure that they are treated in a fair manner, as equal partners. At J. Safra Sarasin, employees are very much aware of their entrepreneurial responsibilities.
The J. Safra Sarasin Group is an attractive employer thanks to its clear positioning. The Group attracts first-rate applicants both at home and abroad. The Group succeeds in winning and retaining high-performing employees with focused development programs, a strong corporate culture, convincing management personalities and competitive market-oriented salaries.
Code of Conduct as an obligatory Guide
The foundation for the Group’s success is the confidence the existing and potential clients put in the Group. A Group-wide Code of Conduct covers the underlying principles, which are to be observed by all employees as well as by the members of the Board of Directors as part of their business-related activities. It comprises the daily behaviour in dealing with clients, between the employees and all other stakeholders.
Learning & Development
Bank J. Safra Sarasin emphasises the importance of continuous training and education to realise the full potential of its global staff and to ensure its employees act in a fully compliant way at all times. The Learning Committee, the ongoing enhancement of the Bank’s learning curriculum along business-relevant training categories and the successful implementation of a Learning Management System are increasing the Group’s ability to deliver online learning programmes, classroom- and blended training opportunities.
Equality of Opportunities
The Group pursues a strict policy of equal opportunities and encourages a working environment characterized by a dignified and respectful atmosphere. Full-time and part-time employees with a workload of at least 40% and a length of service of at least three months are fundamentally treated equally. The Group relies on the diversity of its employees with their varying skills and talents. Discrimination or harassment of any kind because of gender, ethnic background, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation or any other characteristic is not tolerated.