Our values

FSD works for a world free of mines and other dangerous remnants of war, where women, men and children can live in a safe and sustainable environment.
FSD employees and children in an EORE session in front of the mountains
Afghanistan (2018) – Explosive ordnance risk education session in a village.

Humanitarian

principles

The humanitarian principles are at the centre of FSD's actions: independence, impartiality, neutrality and humanity.

independence

We work as independently as possible in the areas in which we operate.

humanity

We save lives and relieve suffering wherever it occurs.

impartiality

We implement our work on the basis of needs, without discrimination between or within affected populations.

neutrality

We do not take sides in armed conflicts or political or ideological controversies within a state.

Our engagements

A farmer in Philippines with FSD

Environment preservation

Our projects are developped in accordance with our environmental policy, in order to guarante a minimal impact. onour planet.
A man holding 3 kids and the other two man standing at his left and right

Finding innovative

solutions

We are creative in providing the most effective assistance to our beneficiaries, including the use of new technologies.
une équipe de démineurs sur le terrain avec la FSD

Maintaining a close link
with the communities

We maintain a constant dialogue with local communities and adapt our activities according to the context and cultures encountered in order to best meet their needs.
Un groupe d'hommes et de femmes assis, les femmes portent toutes un hijab, elles écoutent et parlent

Creating local
opportunities

In each of our projects, we recruit and train our staff locally to promote local employment and boost the local economy.
une équipe de démineurs sur le terrain avec la FSD

Transparency and accountability

We have strict rules regarding financial transparency and reporting to our donors, beneficiaries and the public.
Un groupe d'hommes et de femmes assis, les femmes portent toutes un hijab, elles écoutent et parlent

Promoting diversity

We place great importance on our gender, diversity and inclusion policy, both in the implementation of our programs and in human resources.

KEY DOCUMENTS

Statutes and internal policies

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

PDF, 265 Ko

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

PDF, 386 Ko

Statutes

PDF, 411 Ko

Whistleblower Policy

PDF, 617 Ko

Code of Conduct

PDF, 118 Ko

Code of Ethics

PDF, 2 MB

Environmental Policy

PDF, 423 Ko

Stakeholder, Beneficiary and Social Management Policy

PDF, 522 Ko

Sanctions policy

PDF, 308 Ko

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

PDF, 265 Ko

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

PDF, 386 Ko

Statutes

PDF, 411 Ko

Whistleblower Policy

PDF, 617 Ko

Code of Conduct

PDF, 118 Ko

Code of Ethics

PDF, 2 MB

Environmental Policy

PDF, 423 Ko

Stakeholder, Beneficiary and Social Management Policy

PDF, 522 Ko

Sanctions policy

PDF, 308 Ko

News from the field

FSD, it’s them.
Each day, they deploy their courage and expertise to make the world a safer place. Read the testimonials and stories from our employees around the world.
Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

In eastern Ukraine, the poverty caused by the armed conflict has led many people to collect and sell scrap metal to earn a little more money. This is a risky activity, which exposes them to landmines and unexploded ordnance. One day someone brought me an old bucket...

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Some time ago, FSD was invited to visit a sixth-grade class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. After the presentation, the children asked questions which were recorded and passed on to our deminers in the field. This...

Pastor and risk education volunteer

Pastor and risk education volunteer

" I take advantage of my sermons to talk about unexploded ordnance " Joselito Remedios, 54, is a pastor and an explosive ordnance risk education provider. For the past year, he has been a member of the Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)’s volunteer team in the...

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