Health & Security
Sunrise is conscious of its responsibilities as an employer and aims to protect all employees against accidents at work. In 2019, a series of training sessions were conducted based on the company-wide occupational safety plan. At the same time, Sunrise joined the occupational safety and health solution for the telecom industry coordinated by the SWICO association. It is certified by the Swiss Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety and guarantees the optimal and efficient application of legal regulations.
In the area of health protection, Sunrise offers various services that are both progressive and competitive. Sunrise and syndicom have agreed in the CBA that employees do not need to be available outside of their contractual working hours. There is also a pension plan that goes beyond the legal requirements, unpaid leave, and flexible vacation arrangements that enable employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance. For example, every employee is entitled to up to two additional weeks of unpaid vacation. Sunrise employees also enjoy five weeks of vacation, or six weeks if they are under the age of 20. Upon reaching the age of 50, employees are granted six weeks of vacation.
In order to promote the physical and mental health of its employees, Sunrise has set its sights on health management and prevention in 2020. Initiatives are currently being developed to ensure and further improve employee health. Sunrise is already promoting participation in sporting activities (such as biking to work, the weekly boot camp, and the annual New Year’s Eve run). This not only strengthens team spirit among the staff, but it also promotes physical activity to balance the time spent in the office. In addition, fresh farm-grown apples are delivered weekly, free of charge to employees. Sunrise also offers employees and managers a range of preventive training courses on resilience and stress management. Sunrise works closely with its insurance company and other health management providers to continually expand its range of services. The trends in the absence rate shown below reflect the first successes of these measures.