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The Sonova employee engagements build next to the financial and the technological support of the projects another important pillar of the foundations work. Therefore, together with the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova started to reward outstanding employee engagements with the Hear the World trophy. The award expresses gratitude and wants to motivate employees to further engage. 

In the very first year that the trophy is being awarded, numerous examples of employee commitment from various countries have been nominated. This shows just how dedicated Sonova employees worldwide are to the foundation. Elena Torresani, Head of the Hear the World initiative, is pleased about this: “Voluntary efforts are an important part of our foundation’s work. They help us support our projects all over the world more effectively. From volunteering to fundraising campaigns, every contribution counts and is equally appreciated, and ultimately they help children with hearing loss enjoy better hearing.”

2016/17 Unitron Suzhou wins the Hear the World Trophy

The Hear The World Trophy, our internal award for outstanding employee commitment, goes to our colleagues in Suzhou, China, for the fiscal year 2016/17. We would like to congratulate the 886 employees on their achievement. As part of its work to mark the 10th anniversary of Hear the World, the Unitron Zuhou team ran a large number of campaigns, raising over CHF 4,000 for the employee project in India.

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2015/16 Saving resources thanks to a simplified application process

The winners of the Hear the World Trophy 2016 have developed a modern IT solution for the Hear the World Foundation to handle the annual funding application process. This has significantly simplified the extensive application process for project proposals, as all of the data from the process is now stored in a single system and is accessible from anywhere in the world, facilitating the foundation’s work with its partners worldwide.

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