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SwissPRTR is the publicly accessible Swiss Pollutant Release and Transfer Register. It provides information about releases of pollutants and transfers of wastes from facilities and diffuse sources.
In SwissPRTR you can search for facilities whose annual pollutant releases exceed a specific internationally defined threshold. You can limit your search to specific facility criteria, pollutants or waste treatment.
As a Party to the UNECE Protocol on PRTRs (pollutant release and transfer register), Switzerland is required, for the second time, to report on its efforts to implement the Protocol across the country. As part of this public consultation, facilities that are required to report to the PRTR, cantonal coordinators, the Working Group and the public (via Web site) are invited to share their opinions. As compared to the previous report from 2013 only minor changes have been introduced. These changes are highlighted in the draft. If you are interested in commenting the draft report, you will find all necessary information in the ZIP-File bellow:
The most recently published figures are those of 2014. The data for 2015 will be available as of February 2017.
Data reporting by facilities: Facilities that are required to report their data can do so using a password-protected application:
This group was created in 2000 and includes representatives from industry (associations and facilities required to report), environmental associations, and cantonal and national authorities (see list). It usually meets once per year.
In its first years, the working group helped prepare the ordinance and develop the software for users. Today, its duties are mainly to:
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