Caritas Switzerland is regularly monitored by external bodies. Each project is evaluated locally. Caritas Switzerland’s accounts are thoroughly examined by the independent firm of auditors BDO Visura. Caritas is also a member of the ZEWO Foundation, the Swiss certification body for non-profit organisations that collect donations. ZEWO regularly checks whether its member organisations are using the donated funds for the purpose intended by the donors. And Caritas offers quality: The aid organisation is ISO-certified (SQS certificate ISO 9001) and continuously optimises its services. Caritas was the first aid agency to obtain the NPO Label for Management Excellence, a special award given to non-profit organisations.
Your donation will definitely be used for the purpose you specified - this may be a theme you are particularly keen on, as for example 'water', or a specific project you wish to support. Use of donations for their designated purpose is regularly verified by our auditors, BDO Visura, as well as by the ZEWO Foundation. If you don't specify a particular purpose for your donation, we will use the money wherever it is most urgently needed.