How can value realized today reshape tomorrow?

Message from leadership

Our EY Switzerland Sustainability Report 2023, reported in reference with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards 2021, covers the reporting period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. The Sustainability Report sets out the parameters of our sustainability strategy and explains how we are living up to our purpose of building a better working world. Transparency is a crucial component in building and maintaining trust. This is especially true as EY Switzerland makes long-term commitments – to achieve our carbon ambition, to increase diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in our workforce, and to contribute to the prosperity of the communities in which we operate. Measuring and assessing our progress is critical to understand whether EY is on track against those commitments.

The uncertainty of recent years continued into the financial year 2023 (FY23): geopolitical tensions and conflicts, rapid technological change and extreme weather events triggered renewed market volatility, supply chain disruptions and an economic environment that demands resilience.

In this ever-changing world, the EY NextWave strategy has been our own roadmap for building resilience and creating long-term client value, people value, societal value and financial value. Realizing our goals will only be possible thanks to the passion, dedication and expertise of our exceptional people. In return, they benefit from our investments in health and wellbeing, including initiatives to support flexibility as well as opportunities for ongoing learning and development.

Our investment in our people is paying off. In FY23, we generated revenue of CHF 688.3m, an increase of 10.5% on the prior year. This includes a 32% increase in revenue from Sustainability services compared to FY22. We have hired many colleagues with sustainability expertise across all service lines and are poised to continue toward our ambition to help our clients to achieve their sustainability goals.

We are progressing with all of the targets we articulated in our ESG scorecard across three strategic pillars:

  • Reducing our environmental footprint
  • Transforming our social impact
  • Governing transparently and fairly

Our performance and achievements in FY23 increase the impact we can have with EY clients and our communities, but also the responsibility we have to contribute to a prosperous future for society. Although we are progressing well along our sustainability roadmap, we acknowledge that there is even more that we can and must do in remaining committed to further progression.

Looking ahead, we start from a solid foundation that will support growth and development for all our stakeholders. This is vital in a world where uncertainty and positivity coexist; where opportunities are unfolding as fast as risks; where we will need to embrace opportunities like GenAI in a responsible way to address the pressing challenges of our time.

We would like to close by thanking you, our stakeholders, for the trust you place in us as an employer, business partner or corporate citizen. It is for you, for all of us, that we are building a better working world.

Edited by Stefan Rösch-Rütsche

Country Managing Partner | EY Switzerland

Passionate about supporting our clients and helping them navigate through the transformative age.

Edited by Bruno Patusi

Financial Services Country Leader, Ernst & Young AG | Switzerland

Passionate business leader. Trusted auditor and advisor to the financial services industry.

Edited by Robin Errico

Partner, CRO, Corporate Responsibility Board Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Leader | EY Switzerland

Self-motivated, purpose-driven. Inspiring inclusive leader who advocates people. Loves the mountains and spending time with her family.

Edited by Andreas Blumer

Chairman of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland

Ensures that banks, insurance companies and asset managers receive innovative services. Lectures at the University of St. Gallen. Lives with his partner, son and daughter near Zurich.

  • Our sustainability strategy

    Our sustainability commitment is aligned with the EY NextWave strategy. Our purpose of building a better working world serves as our north star and guides all our decisions and actions. The workstreams per strategic pillar encompass activities concerning business operations managed by EY functions and parts of our core business managed by our client-facing teams. The workstreams have articulated targets and respective action plans in place, aiming to create long-term value. Ultimately, we are seeking to contribute to sustainable development. We assessed the material topics against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at target level and identified that we can especially contribute to the eight goals set out below. EY has the potential to impact those SDGs through our client service delivery, sustainable economic growth, community investment and our role in informing public discourse.  

  • Our sustainability ambitions

How we are creating long-term value 




SMI clients


served out of 20

Average client recommendation





certified Information Security Management System

Ranked as Sustainability


by analyst Verdantix

Our employees


people across Switzerland and Lichtenstein

New hires


individuals joined EY

Gender balance


women in workforce

Women in leadership


female partners, principles and executive directors



different nationalities across our workforce

Number of training hours


per employee

Employee wellbeing


of our employees feel free to be themselves



EY badges awarded to EY people in FY22

Greenhouse gas emissions, all scopes


from base year (FY19)

Greenhouse gas emissions from business travel


from base year (FY19)

Air travel in km:


from base year (FY19)

Renewable electricity



EY Ripples (skill-based volunteering)


lives positively impacted

Employee hours


hours of skill-based volunteering

Employees involved


dedicated employees

Community investment


in CHFm


Gold Medal

in acknowledgement of our sustainability performance

Total net revenues of in CHFm


+10.5% growth

Strategy and Transactions in CHFm


+ 0.4% growth

Tax in CHFm


+3.8% growth



+10.5% growth

Assurance in CHFm


+ 10.2% growth

Consulting in CHFm


+23.1% growth

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EY is committed to helping business create value for sustainability as well as helping sustainability create value for business – reframing how business approaches sustainability and putting it at the center of how value is created.


Corporate responsibility

At EY, we believe we have a duty to act responsibly and in the long-term interests of all stakeholders, guided by our purpose of building a better working world.


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