Ten years ago we created the Pictet Group Charitable Foundation as the institutional platform for Pictet’s philanthropy. A total of 42million Swiss francs has since been donated to charities worldwide. In the coming years, the Partners intend to give still greater weight to our philanthropic activities with a focus on the environment.
Based in Tanzania, APOPO trains giant pouched rats to detect two different threats to human life: landmines and tuberculosis. The rats have helped destroy 19,650 landmines and increased tuberculosis detection rates by 40%.
Race for Water aims to identify, promote and help implement solutions that give end-of-life plastics economic and social value in less privileged societies. Pictet’s donation supports a project to install a plant that turns plastic into energy-rich gas. This self-sustaining model will create local jobs and turn waste into an energy source.
Mercy Ships operates floating hospitals to improve access to surgical healthcare for people living along the African coasts. The hospital ships are staffed by qualified volunteers, including surgeons. The Africa Mercy is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in existence.
simulating research for paraplegic
A collaboration between Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) investigating chronic paraplegia treatment achieved a breakthrough, enabling three patients to take steps again. The hope is the new method will allow paraplegic patients to regain full use of their legs.
Prix de Lausanne is one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions. This year, Pictet was able to make the dream come true of two young dancers - one from Brazil and a second from Argentina - to compete in Lausanne.
Womanity Foundation believes that empowering women drives lasting social and economic development. To this end, Womanity has been running a unique programme since 2011: WomenChangeMakers, This programme supports female social entrepreneurs in Brazil and India who have created organisations that generate long-run progress for women and their communities.
A charity founded to reforest Madagascar built a solar power plant that provides enough energy for a clinic and eight surrounding villages. The patient numbers for the clinic, launched in May 2018, are so high that EcoFormation is already planning more similar projects.
FOREST COVER IN MADAGASCAR
From aerial photographs
Please rotate your device vertically
Please rotate your device horizontally
We are particularly mindful of your expectations with regard to discretion and your right to privacy, and we therefore strive to retain the trust you show in us.
What is a cookie?
A cookie enables its issuer to identify the terminal on which it is recorded, during the period when the cookie is valid and being stored.
Any method of storage used by the browser, such as local storage, session storage or any other local browser database, is considered to be a “cookie” within the meaning of this definition.
The cookies we issue also enable us to collect statistical data and monitor traffic and usage volumes for the various components of our website. This allows us to make our services more attractive and user-friendly and adapt the way our website is presented to you.
What cookies do we use
and how are they set?
In principle, cookies are recorded on a terminal only with the consent of the terminal user. There are several ways to manage cookies: the user may at any time choose to express or modify their cookie preferences via their browser settings, or, for our website, by means of the tools described below.
Each browser is configured differently as described in the browser’s help menu. This will tell you how to change your general preferences regarding cookies.
If you have accepted cookies in your web browser, with the result that cookies are recorded on your terminal, the cookies contained in the pages and content you have viewed may be stored temporarily in a specific area of your terminal.
If you decline to allow cookies to be recorded on your terminal, or if you delete those already recorded on it, you will no longer be able to benefit from a number of features on our website.
The cookies we use on our site can be set individually by you according to their type. More detailed information is given below regarding each type of cookie (data collected, purpose of the cookies and how long the data is stored) and you can choose to accept or decline their use.
a. Technical cookies
Technical cookies are vital to the functioning of the website. These cookies enable you to browse our site and make use of its features. Their settings therefore cannot be changed.
Cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months.
b. Analytical cookies
These cookies gather information on how visitors use the website (e.g. number of visits, most popular pages, most-viewed content). They enable us to find out how our website is used, how it performs, and to collect statistics and monitor traffic volumes in order to make our services more attractive and user-friendly.
Cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months.
These cookies are for internal use only.
Renewing your consent