Founded in 1898, the Canton of Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) is a purely private – and therefore unsubsidised – association. It derives its resources from the contributions of its members, the sale of services and the various mandates it fulfils.
As a point of contact and mouthpiece for firms which support the principles of the market economy, the CVCI is a member of economiesuisse and the Swiss Employers’ Association. It also belongs to the vast national and international network of chambers of commerce and industry (CCI).
- Development of the economy and companies: Contribute to the development of the canton's economy and to the companies' success
- Political action: Defend and promote framework conditions which are in line with the principles of the market economy, boosting competitiveness, openness and the economic and sustainable development
- Services: Provide member companies with original and high-quality services which are of benefit to their operations and which complement the services available on the market
- Platform for networking and thinking: Provide member companies with all the advantages of an associative organization within a privileged and professional framework for business development.
The CVCI is an independent association which gathers companies from all economic sectors and whose missions are the following: