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. Thanks to the project of the winners of the first Hear the World trophy, the foundation saves resources that can be used for other projects.

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.”

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.