Energy & climate Energy & climate

Climate commitments

The challenge: unintentional warming

Besides natural heat absorption, science also describes an anthropogenic greenhouse effect, which is the result of a change in the radiation balance of the earth's atmosphere. This means that when the heat radiation barrier becomes too compact, it leads to additional and unintentional warming.

Switzerland has ratified the Paris Agreement and is therefore committed to reducing greenhouse gases by 50 percent (based on 1990) by 2030. Currently, Swiss companies have the possibility to contribute voluntarily to this target.

Our ambition

We set scientifically validated climate protection targets based on the Science Based Target initiative framework. We are therefore committed to reducing our operational CO₂ footprint by 42 percent by 2030 compared to the base year 2022 and we want to achieve net zero by 2035.

Our measures

In terms of climate protection, we rely on a modular process:

The participation in the programme of the Energy Agency of the Swiss private sector (EnAW) for a controlled reduction of CO₂ emissions from our production activities.
The continuous improvement of our energy efficiency.
The use of renewable energy, such as electricity, from hydropower and photovoltaic systems.
The annual calculation of the carbon footprint of our operations.
Additional measures within the supply chain aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.

Our main sources of emissions

As part of the review of our climate strategy, we have introduced an integrated operational CO₂ management for the first time in 2022. Our current carbon footprint is based on the internationally recognised Green House Protocol standard, as well as on ISO 14064-1. It indicates our main sources of CO₂ emissions and significant saving opportunities.

To determine our carbon footprint, we consider the seven greenhouse gases listed in the Kyoto Protocol. These are converted into CO₂ equivalents for better comparability. The limits of our operational carbon footprint system include the mandatory emission sources from scopes 1 and 2. Additionally, Scope 3
emissions such as the waste we create, business travel and commuting, as
well as rented warehouses are included. Including our purchased raw materials, we had our entire CO₂ footprint in the supply chain calculated for the first time in 2023.

Graphic - Our main sources of emissions

Our operational CO₂ management

Our voluntary participation since 2013 in the programme of the Energy Agency of the Swiss private sector (EnAW) emphasises our commitment to actively reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions.