Responsibility for our destinations
For Edelweiss, Corporate Social Responsibility does not stop at the Swiss border. In numerous places, ecosystems are not seen as a priority, and poverty is a reality in some of our holiday destinations. Ignoring these facts is no option for Edelweiss. We want to bring our responsible conduct to our holiday destinations and enhance our passengers’ awareness of core issues there.
help alliance - our cooperation partner
help alliance, the charity of the Lufthansa Group, supports people all over the world who lack the most basic necessities of life. The core focus is on school and vocational education as a key for effective poverty alleviation. But help alliance is also committed to other topics, including health, food, work and income.
It is very important to us to assume responsibility at our holiday destinations. This is why donations made are currently benefitting the following projects:
The help alliance project in Pattaya provides reception centres to protect children who would otherwise be forced to live on the streets. As well as a safe place to stay, the children receive regular and balanced meals, clothing, medical care, access to education and help with working through their traumatic experiences.
OceanCare – prevention of ocean pollution
OceanCare is committed to the ocean and marine wildlife protection worldwide. Since 2011, this Swiss organisation has Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Edelweiss and help alliance support the work of OceanCare because we want to help protect and sustainably preserve the beauty of the beaches and the health of the oceans at our holiday destinations.
Waste collection in the Maldives
On your Edelweiss flight to the Maldives, you will be given a waste bag and asked to collect the waste you produce in your hotel during your stay. At the end of your holiday, you can drop the waste bag off at the return check-in desk for free. In this way, each holiday guest can make a significant contribution towards preventing marine pollution caused by waste and thus help preserve the Maldives as a dream destination for generations to come.
Edelweiss supports child-centred aid organisation in Cuba
A Swiss aid organisation recognised as having a charitable status, Camaquito has been supporting children and adolescents in Cuba since 2001.
Edelweiss builds a home of hope in Costa Rica
In January 2018, an Edelweiss volunteer team of twelve crew members and twelve office staff built a house within two days for an impoverished family in San José (Costa Rica). The project was managed and coordinated by the local aid organisation “Homes of Hope“.
Social Commitment in Ho Chi Minh City
The “Teachers of Children with Autism Appreciation Day” was held on 17th November 2018, on the occasion of Edelweiss’ first flight to Ho Chi Minh City. The event was coordinated by the organisations “Saigon Children” and ”Vietnam Autism Network”, with the support of the charity ”help alliance“ and Edelweiss. With 500 participants in attendance, it was the largest public event to date for children with autism and their teachers in Vietnam.
Some 30 participants from Edelweiss, Lufthansa and help alliance honoured teachers and autistic children for their achievements, presented gifts and played fun games with those present.