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

Genre, diversité et inclusion

PDF, 265 Ko

Prévention de l'exploitation et des abus sexuels

PDF, 386 Ko

Statuts

PDF, 411 Ko

Politique de dénonciation

PDF, 617 Ko

Code de Conduite

PDF, 118 Ko

Code d'éthique

PDF, 2 MB

Politique environnementale

PDF, 423 Ko

Politique de gestion des parties prenantes, des bénéficiaires et des questions sociales

PDF, 522 Ko

Politique de sanctions

PDF, 308 Ko

Genre, diversité et inclusion

PDF, 265 Ko

Prévention de l'exploitation et des abus sexuels

PDF, 386 Ko

Statuts

PDF, 411 Ko

Politique de dénonciation

PDF, 617 Ko

Code de Conduite

PDF, 118 Ko

Code d'éthique

PDF, 2 MB

Politique environnementale

PDF, 423 Ko

Politique de gestion des parties prenantes, des bénéficiaires et des questions sociales

PDF, 522 Ko

Politique de sanctions

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.

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...

What does an improvised mine look like?

What does an improvised mine look like?

Each year, thousands of civilians lose their lives and are injured during explosions from various weapons and ammunition: bombs, rockets, mines, etc. Involved in almost half of the cases in 2020 are “improvised explosive devices”, tinkered with everyday objects and...

“We all found at least one old horseshoe”

“We all found at least one old horseshoe”

In Ukraine, around 20 FSD deminers are currently working in the Donbass region, where an armed conflict has been going on since 2014. Roman, Stanislav and Igor are part of the team deployed in Stara Mykolaivka. A few years ago, this locality used to be a Ukrainian...

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