Consortium for Mexico's Well-being.

COVID-19

The Consortium for Mexico’s Well-being is an initiative created in April 2020 that aims to promote actions to mitigate the negative economic impact of COVID-19, as well as support the health sector in Mexico. All this through a platform that gives visibility to the support provided by Swiss companies through donations and concrete actions. With the spread of COVID-19 in Mexico and the world, we are facing a global health crisis that requires prompt and effective action by governments, the private sector and civil society.

For their part, Swiss companies in Mexico reaffirm their commitment in the efforts to minimize the probability of the spread of the virus, and to develop a joint strategy to further generate jobs to help revive the national economy.

Fernando J. Cruz, President of the SwissCham Mexico.

Four Pillars.

Initiatives of companies.

This press release summarizes the main actions and donations of Swiss companies to deal with COVID-19. The following section will show and redirect you to individual initiatives of Swiss companies:

Short, medium and long-term.

 Short-term: 

  • Give visibility to the actions implemented by Swiss companies for the benefit of the well-being of Mexicans in the era of COVID-19.
  • Develop a platform for Swiss companies in Mexico to join actions in the pillars of: 1) resilience, 2) health, 3) education and work, and 4) diversity and gender.
  • Provide information to stakeholders who could benefit from the programs and/or join efforts to enhance their reach.
  • Contribute with truthful and timely information to proper business decision-making.

Medium-term: 

  • To publicize the results and possible next steps of the programs, donations and actions of Swiss companies in Mexico.
  • Update public information so that stakeholders cooperate effectively.
  • Promote the implementation of cross-cutting strategies (gender perspective, sustainability, development) to ensure the durability of projects.
  • Encourage companies to develop a crisis recovery strategy and support for value chains.

Long-term: 

  • In order to contribute to the early revival of local economies, the Consortium seeks to develop partnerships with international institutions and agencies to effectively address the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 in Mexico.
  • Implement programs that seek to contribute to sustainable development and that encompass a health, humanitarian and socio-economic response.
  • Identify new economic and social problems arising from social distancing policies such as unemployment, insecurity, increased inequalities, domestic violence, mental health care, among others.

Recommendations of Foundations and Associations.

SwissCham Mexico recommends the following associations, international organizations and NGOs to support in times of COVID-19: