Conflicts today are increasingly lingering affairs
and they tend to spread and proliferate. The resulting economic damage
is incalculable. The ICRCs funding needs have increased dramatically
in recent decades. Despite the support of donor governments, the organizations
requirement for private sector support is greater now than ever before.
To enable it to pursue its work unhindered, the Foundation for the ICRC
is encouraging companies with a keen sense of social responsibility to
join the ICRC Corporate Support Group.
Currently, donations from the private sector represent a mere thousandth
of the ICRCs income. The Foundation aims to achieve a significant
increase in private sector support through the ICRC Corporate Support
By helping the Foundation meet the challenge and joining the ICRC
Corporate Support Group, companies support the humanitarian cause and
boost their moral standing.
The ICRC Corporate Support Group consists of businessmen,
Swiss companies and foreign firms operating in Switzerland who wish to
help the ICRC by making a major financial contribution to its Foundation.
Member companies project a powerful image of commitment to humanitarian
endeavour, and enjoy close, personal contact with the ICRC in the form
of meetings with its President for dialogue on issues of common interest.
The Foundation is concerned that all its contributors should be of good
ethical standing and membership will therefore be restricted to a limited
circle of companies whose activities are compatible with the ICRCs
principles and mandate.