EXIT at a Glance

Name, headquartersEXIT
8032 Zürich
Tel: 043 343 38 38
Fax: 043 343 38 39
Mail: info@exit.ch
Date founded03 April 1982
Legal formSociety with by-laws, most recently revised on 14 September 2021.
MissionSelf-determined living and dying
Spheres of activityLiving wills, palliative care through own foundation, counselling in case of illness or old-age issues, suicide prevention, physician-assisted suicides
Membership fees45 Swiss Francs p.a. or 1'100 Swiss Francs for Lifetime
Bodies / commissionsAssociation assembly, board, Business Audit Commission, External Audit Agency, Ethics Commission, Sponsorship Committee
Accounting / statements of accountPursuant to generally accepted accounting principles (Art. 957a+, Swiss Code of Obligations). 

As of 31.12.2020

Some Essential Key Ratios

Membership countaround 135 000
there of lifetime members: 24 000
Number of living willsaround 80 000
Requests for physician-assisted suicidesmore than 3 500 annually
Approved after thorough review1185
Actual physician-assisted suicides913
Office27 full-time positions, shared by 35 staff
Physician-assisted suicide attendants50 trained physician-assisted suicide attendants
Membership fee totalCHF 7,8 million
DonationsCHF 842 400

Selected Key Positions of the Year-End Balance Sheet

Property owned outrightCHF 10,8 million
Financial assetsCHF 19,4 million
Provisions for members with lifetime membershipCHF 22,4 million
Earmarked fundsCHF 4 million
Free capitalCHF 2,5 million