Consumption and Products Section

The section

  • Supports the promotion of sustainable patterns of consumption and production, thus strengthening Switzerland’s position in the growing global cleantech market;
  • Works closely with companies and associations and supports voluntary measures, particularly for the conservation of renewable raw materials and peat, a circular economy and avoiding food waste; 
  • Promotes environmentally responsible and resource- efficient public procurement with the special service for ecological public procurement. It advises the central procurement offices, issues recommendations and helps organise training;
  • Supports other departments of the Federal Administration on matters relating to life-cycle assessments (LCA) with the Centre of Excellence for LCAs of the Federal Administration. It ensures that the LCAs and assessment methodologies relevant to Switzerland are periodically updated and further developed and that they meet the high requirements in terms of transparency and quality;
  • Works to improve ecological market transparency through information and awareness-raising, the support of corresponding projects and international cooperation;
  • Monitors compliance with the ecological requirements for biogenic and synthetic fuels in the context of the mineral oil tax legislation. 

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Personnel

Josef Känzig
Position:
head of section
Tel.: +41 58 485 05 70
E-mail: josef.kaenzig@bafu.admin.ch

Peter Gerber
Position: deputy head of section
Tasks: head of LCA sector, sustainable building
Tel.: +41 58 462 80 57
E-mail: peter.gerber@bafu.admin.ch

Mathilde Delley
Tasks: green public procurement, market transparency
Tel.: +41 58 484 55 28
E-mail: mathilde.delley@bafu.admin.ch

Norbert Egli
Tasks: life cycle assessment, sustainable building
Tel.: +41 58 462 92 93
E-mail: norbert.egli@bafu.admin.ch

Susanna Fieber
Tasks:
cooperation and dialogue, sustainability reporting
Tel.: +41 58 461 19 77
E-mail: susanna.fieber@bafu.admin.ch

Ruth Freiermuth Knuchel
Tasks:
head of green public procurement service
Tel.: +41 58 464 33 29
E-mail: ruth.freiermuthknuchel@bafu.admin.ch

Frank Hayer
Tasks:
life cycle assessment, biofuels, standards
Tel.: +41 58 463 56 12
E-mail: frank.hayer@bafu.admin.ch

Saskia Sanders
Tasks:
consumer behaviour, awareness-raising and education, food waste
Tel.: +41 58 463 03 57
E-mail: saskia.sanders@bafu.admin.ch

Nicolas Schmidt
Tasks: biofuels, circular economy
Tel.: +41 58 485 00 51
E-mail: nicolas.schmidt@bafu.admin.ch

Laura Tschümperlin
Tasks: industry agreements, peat, textiles, raw materials
Tel.: +41 58 485 07 65
E-mail:
 laura.tschuemperlin@bafu.admin.ch

Contact
Last modification 01.09.2019

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Economics and Innovation Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 463 03 66
Fax: +41 58 462 99 81

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