Corruption enriches the few, but weakens the social fabric, the economy and the state. Where corruption is rampant, it becomes a key obstacle to development.
Even if certainly not free of corruptive behaviours, Switzerland belongs to the group of the most virtuous countries in this field, subscribing to the highest scores of the Corruption Perception Index of the NGO Transparency International. In 2018, Switzerland ranked third out of 180 countries examined, with a score of 85/100.
Corruption is not a necessary evil. For some time now, efforts to combat corruption have been stepped up internationally on all fronts. To this end, Switzerland actively participates in the development of international instruments aimed at combating corruption. These can be seen on the following page: