Values of SDC
SDC is a value-oriented, forward-lookinginstitution that is open to learning. Our working culture and the interests of our staff reflect the commitment to a common cause,
which we share with our partners.
Justice, solidarity, equity
Justice, solidarity and efforts to achieve equity are basic values underlying our mandate; they determine our attitudes as individuals and as an institution.
Trust, respect and participation
The success of our activity is based on trust, respect and understanding, and on sharing knowledge, resources and decisions with our partners.
Responsibility, commitment and competence
In carrying out our mandate, we count on personal commitment, professional capability, willingness to assume responsibility and to learn, and team spirit among our staff.
Performance and cost-consciousness
With a view to achieving the greatest possible impact, quality, and efficiency, we employ structures and processes that provide incentives to performance and creativity, and to overcoming bureaucratic procedures and attitudes.
The personal fulfilment of our staff members, and a sound balance between work and private life, are prerequisites for good performance by our institution – and vice-versa.