IBSA Foundation for scientific research was established in 2012 in Lugano. It is the pillar and main promoter of the IBSA Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. IBSA Foundation supports scientific research and promotes dissemination through education, art and science, culture and health activities.
Its vision is “Going beyond treatment”, with full awareness of the importance of the benefits of combining participation in cultural activities with treatment paths. Its mission is to promote an authoritative and accessible scientific culture through science communication, membership of an international network, and support for research.
Among other initiatives, IBSA Foundation promotes high-level forums where internationally renowned scientists meet the next generation of scholars, and devotes resources to establishing Fellowships and scholarships in various fields of basic and clinical research.
The Foundation manages the IBSA Primi Passi Nursery, a day-care facility for 30 children from 4 months to 4 years of age that was set up to provide a tangible response to the needs of both employees working at IBSA sites in Ticino (Switzerland) and the local population.
The Foundation was established in 1958 to manage the assets of the social security fund for employees working for IBSA in Switzerland. The social security conditions offered are more advantageous than company pension funds as by law they are under obligation to provide and guarantee employees peace-of-mind during their retirement or in the event of health-related problems.