Committed to sustainability

Committed to sustainability

Sustainability Rating

Sustainability Rating

Rahn Foundation

Rahn Foundation

Rahn Kulturfonds

Rahn Kulturfonds


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The notion of diligent business conduct has always been deeply rooted at all levels of our company. As we have done for 80 years now, we are following a thoughtful and non-dogmatic approach encompassing all aspects of sustainability.

RAHN’s socio-economic impact is assessed annually, goals are defined, actions implemented and the result of such actions are measured and reported in
a transparent manner.

Read more in our Sustainability Report


Rahn Foundation

The Rahn Foundation was established in 2003 with starting capital of
CHF 250,000 to mark the 70th birthday of Hans Konrad Rahn. The Foundation's organisational capital currently amounts to some CHF 2.5 million.

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Rahn Kulturfonds

The Rahn Kulturfonds is funded by generous financial contributions from RAHN AG.
It was founded to promote and award outstanding students of Swiss music academies. Hence, every second year Rahn Kulturfonds is organising the competition
Rahn Musikpreis. Rahn Kulturfonds also awards scholarships and lends instruments to distinguished young musicians. Furthermore, institutions that aim to promote classical music of all epochs will be supported.

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Rahn Foundation

The Rahn Foundation (former Hans Konrad Rahn Foundation) was established in 2003 with starting capital of CHF 250,000 to mark the 70th birthday of Hans Konrad Rahn. The Foundation's organisational capital currently amounts to some CHF 2.4 million.

The Foundation continues the mission of the Rahn relief fund, which for decades supported social projects in the Zurich region and also made donations to help disaster victims in both Switzerland and other countries.

The Foundation receives a share of the cash flow of RAHN AG each year. This is supplemented by generous donations from the Rahn family and other benefactors.
The Foundation consequently has access to annual funds of
between CHF 250,000 and CHF 350,000.

In 2020, the Foundation supported various social institutions to the
total sum of CHF 270,000 (2019: CHF 311,000).

Examples of applications approved in 2020:

Stiftung Pigna, Kloten
Contribution to the expansion that will add more residences.

Werkheim, Uster
Donation for the new solar panels.

Genossenschaft Zeitgut, Zurich Höngg-Wipkingen
Co-financing of the neighbourhood assistance scheme based on time credits.

Verein "Täglichbrot" am Friesenberg, Zurich
Contribution to the not-for-profit bakery.

Elternbildung CH, Zurich
Contribution to the specialist association.

Tischlein deck dich, Zurich
Further financial support for the organisation with more than 130 food banks.

Martin Stiftung, Erlenbach
Co-financing a new building for residences and day centre places.

Sozialwerk Pfarrer Sieber, Zurich
Support in adapting the emergency shelter to meet COVID-19 requirements.

Stiftung blindekuh, Zurich
Emergency assistance for the establishment (a darkened restaurant in Zurich’s Seefeld quarter), which was under threat due to the pandemic.

Board of Trustees

Urs Lauffer
President Fritz-Gerber Foundation
for talented young people

Fritz Frischknecht
lic. oec., Secretary

Sascha Kümin Grell
lic. iur.

Markus L. Meyer

Prof. Katharina Prelicz-Huber
Member of the Swiss National Council,
President of VPOD Switzerland

Ana Patricia Rahn Erden
lic. iur., Entrepreneur

Registered Office

Rahn Foundation
Stefan Schelker
Kirchgasse 38
CH-8024 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 254 60 33


These should be submitted in writing to above address, with an outline of the reasons for the request.
A minimum of 3 years must elapse after a grant is received before a repeat application can be made.

Bank details

UBS, 8098 Zürich
IBAN CH33 0026 7267 8336 9501L
(Bank Post Account: 80-2-2)

RAHN Sustainability Report

PDF, 24 Pages, 7.8 MB

Corporate Social Responsibility Statement

PDF, 12 Pages, 173.6 KB


Markus Meyer

Markus Meyer

Chief Operating Office (COO), Vice President ICT+Processes