Beyond the boundaries of our company, we strengthen important areas of society and assume responsibility for people outside our immediate business activities.
FMS currently supports the following organizations:
- Pigna - Room for people with disabilities.
People with disabilities in their life, working and living space are Pigna's mission. They take care of their clients with heart and professionalism. Pigna promotes, supports, accompanies, employs and takes care. In order to fulfil this mission, Pigna offers 111 accommodation places in various forms. There are also 170 work places for people with disabilities, as well as 55 places in the day care center. Pigna's services also include a differentiated range of therapy options, a well-developed health service and a specialist centre for social and life counselling.
- The Swiss Cancer League informs, supports and accompanies those affected and promotes research.
The Cancer League accompanies people affected by cancer and their relatives. It helps people to live with the disease, to understand the disease and its effects, to integrate it into their personal environment of work, family and leisure and to cope with its effects. The promotion of patient-oriented cancer research at Swiss universities, hospitals and academic research institutions is a central task of the Cancer League and its partner organization, the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation.
- Special Olympics Switzerland
Special Olympics is committed to helping children, youth and adults with disabilities to achieve sustainable mental and physical development through sports. They promote regular training and competition opportunities in a variety of sports. Through the numerous offerings, the active athletes experience appreciation and recognition for their achievements and can share their joy and sense of achievement with other athletes, family members and society. In this way, Special Olympics strengthens their self-esteem, physical well-being, independence and courage to try new things.
- SOS Beobachter Foundation supports people in need.
Many people in Switzerland can turn the Swiss franc and split the “Rappen” as they like - it is hardly enough for the bare essentials: housing, household, clothes, food, insurance, doctor. There is nothing left for further education or a modest holiday anyway. Children and young people are often the victims of their parents' precarious financial situation. Poverty hits families and single parents hardest. But the unemployed, pensioners, outsiders, victims of violence, the handicapped and the mentally ill also have to contend with increasingly difficult conditions. The foundation helps these people quickly and unbureaucratically.
PluSport is the specialist for disability sports in Switzerland. As the umbrella organisation for disability sports in Switzerland, PluSport supports people with disabilities by offering programmes for all types of recreational and competitive sports, for all target groups and all ages, and for all types of disabilities – always with the goal of promoting integration and inclusion.
- Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBV)
The national self-help organization focusing on visual impairment. Since 1911, the association has supported blind and visually impaired people in their efforts to lead independent and successful lives at work and in society. SBV achieves this goal by providing counseling, training, and promoting innovative technologies, as well as educating and raising public awareness.
- Médecins Sans Frontières
For 50 years, Médecins Sans Frontières has provided medical aid where human lives are threatened. Armed conflicts in particular, but also epidemics, pandemics and natural disasters or exclusion from the health care system are reasons for their missions. Adequate medical and logistical resources are needed for these situations.
Helvetas is an independent Swiss development organization working in the areas of water, food and climate, education, economic development and labor, as well as voice, social cohesion and women's empowerment. Helvetas also provides humanitarian aid after disasters. The focus of Helvetas' work is in rural areas. Increasingly, however, Helvetas is also active in the urban context and is focusing its work even more strongly on supporting young people.
- Kantha Bopha
The Kantha Bopha hospital cares for around 85% of all sick children in Cambodia. 80% of the seriously ill and hospitalized children would have no chance of survival without these hospitals. The treatment is free of charge for all children.
- Mathilde Escher Foundation
Mastermind Mathilde Escher founded the St. Anna Asylum for physically handicapped children on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich in 1864. That was the start of the success story. In the 1970s, the Mathilde Escher Foundation transformed itself into a modern school and training home for children and young people with muscular disorders. In the course of the 1980s, they specialized in muscular dystrophy type Duchenne. The life expectancy of the young affected persons increased significantly, which is why the demand for adult living quarters grew.
Formerly Leprosy Relief Emmaus Switzerland - has set itself the goal that no one in the world should suffer or die from a curable disease. Since 1959, they have been working to help neglected people in Africa and Asia who are threatened by disease and poverty. The country offices in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal are staffed exclusively by local people.
- Terre des Hommes
Strives for a world where children's rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, are always respected. A world where children grow up in a safe environment and become proactive of the change they want to see in the world.
This association from Germany supports the work of a local initiative that runs an orphanage and a school with boarding school - financed exclusively by donations. More than 130 children have found a loving home at the Living Water Children's Center (LWCC). Since 2015, 14 children with albinism also live at the LWCC.
- Guatemala Aid. Bread for All.
One focus of the work of Bread for All is the right to food for the Guatemalan population. Together with local partner organizations, they support people in using ecological cultivation methods and in planting home gardens for a healthy and varied diet. Through fruit trees, reforestation with native varieties and improved forest management, the families also generate small incomes.