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Official Partners

Cornèr Banque SA / Cornèrcard

Cornèrcard is a division of Cornèr Bank, a private and independent Swiss banking institute founded in 1952, in Lugano. In 1975, it became the first Swiss bank to launch a Visa credit card, and greatly contributed to the shaping of the Swiss credit card landscape, thanks to permanent, innovative services. Along with the Visa card, Cornèr Bank/Cornèrcard added Mastercard to its portfolio in 1998 and Diners Club in 2014. Cornèrcard offers a wide range of credit cards and prepaid cards that use the most recent technologies, and is also recognized as one of the pioneers of the internet sector. Cornèrcard was one of Europe's first banking institutions to introduce the standards of secure e-commerce and continues to develop its services in the area of e-commerce and mobile commerce. www.cornercard.ch/fr/

 

IT Technical Partner

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider and one of its leading IT companies, with its headquarters in Ittigen, near the capital city, Berne. With over 21,000 employees, it is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.  Sustainability is a high priority at Swisscom. It is considered important not to waste resources, to take account of changes before they happen and to guarantee communication based on dialogue and credibility. Sustainable business practices and long-term responsibility are key values to which Swisscom is committed. We want to be one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland. For that reason, our commitment to the environment and society is an integral component of our corporate strategy.

 

Technological Partner

ETIA is a French engineering company founded in 1989, specializing in industrial innovation in the field of thermal treatment. The orientation of the company from its beginnings has always been the sustainable and circular economy. Thus, ETIA has developed methods of sanitizing food plants to improve public health (steam sterilization of herbs, spices, aromatics ...) and processes for the valorization of the inedible parts of these foodstuff in fertilizing product and energy (torrefaction and pyrolysis process).

Today, the company is extending its development to the production of processes for energy recovery of waste and plastic residues in order to convert them into renewable energies that are particularly adapted to delocalized ecosystems (gasification process for the production of electricity, methane and hydrogen ). It is therefore obvious that ETIA wish to associate itself with the RACE FOR WATER foundation to develop industrial and economic solutions that responded both to the threat of pollution of the oceans by plastic waste and to the growing energy demand Islands and coastal cities directly affected by such pollution.

 

Institutional Partners

 

The UICN is the main global NGO dedicated to nature conservation. Founded in 1948, its mission is to influence, encourage, and assist societies around the world in the conservation of the integrity and diversity of nature, as well as ensuring that natural resources are used in an equitable and sustainable manner.

UICN includes more than 1,000 NGOs and more than 11,000 experts and scientists from over 160 countries. It employs more than one thousand people all over the world, who work on several hundred projects. It has helped over 75 countries prepare and apply strategies for biological conservation and diversity.

 

 

UN Environment, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. It aims to coordinate the activities of the member states, and to assist countries with the implementation of environmental policies. 
Ever since the concept of sustainable development was first introduced, UN Environment has sought to integrate environmental issues into universal policies for sustainable development.
 

UN Environment is happy to partner with Race for Water as a way of increasing awareness and knowledge around the issue of marine litter.

 

Specialised supplier

BianchiSchwald is an integrated law firm founded on January 1st, 2017 and active on a national scale in Switzerland. It was born from the merger between BCCC Attorneys-at-Law (originally Bianchi, Carnicé, Christin and de Coulon), a renowned business law firm within the French speaking part of Switzerland, and the corporate and intellectual property teams of Staiger, Schwald & Partner together with attorneys from its Bern office.

With offices located in Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne and Bern, BianchiSchwald now has national coverage and is ideally positioned to deliver the widest range of business law services on a national scale. It also benefits from an extensive and proven European and worldwide network.

Comprised of 14 partners and a little over 50 lawyers and other law professionals, BianchiSchwald is fully prepared to tackle and solve the largest and most complex assignments, pooling the combined resources of its lawyers’ experience, passion and personal engagement.

BianchiSchwald is proud to support the Race 4 Water Foundation project, lending its knowledge ambitious technological initiatives, within an environment preservation strategy. Together with the project’s other business partners, BianchiSchwald intends to bring its contribution to sustainable development and environment preservation, simultaneously encouraging long term social  and humanitarian etiquette.

 

Infomaniak Network SA was founded 1994. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, where works all of its employees. It has all of its three data centers and all critical to the operation of the services and products provided by the company (both software and hardware ). To ensure better control, IT solutions are developed and maintained internally only and the company focuses Swiss or European products.

 

Based in Bevaix, Baillod Printers SA has been a trusted partner of the Race for Water Foundation for several years.