Occupational health and safety

Swisscom consistently implements the statutory provisions on occupational health and safety (generic term “safety”). For Swisscom, the health and safety of its employees, contractors, customers and everyone else affected by its business activities is the number one priority. Occupational health management forms part of the safety system. On 8 July 2016, the Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety (FCOS) certified the Swisscom safety system, based on a national standard, as an operational group solution (i.e. as a solution that is suitable for large companies with branch offices in different locations). This certification is valid until 31 March 2021. The operational group solution according to FCOS directive 6508 is comparable to the standard according to OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001:2018.


Swisscom makes targeted investments in occupational health management initiatives and programmes, thereby supporting its employees in their efforts to stay healthy and motivated in the long term. Swisscom places special emphasis on prevention and early detection, including matters relating to mental health in the workplace – an area where, as an employer, Swisscom has a significant influence on the health of employees.

Thanks to its systematic anchoring of health in the company, its targeted prevention approach and impact measurement, Swisscom was awarded the “Friendly Work Space” label by Health Promotion Switzerland in 2018 following a rigorous assessment process.