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; 
  • 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

Jonathan Brünggel
Tasks: renewable fuels and combustibles, food waste
Tel.: +41 58 465 89 79
E-mail: jonathan.bruenggel@bafu.admin.ch

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

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

Pierryves Padey
Tasks: life cycle assessment (data and methods)
Tel.: +41 58 467 33 72
E-mail: pierryves.padey@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: renewable fuels and combustibles, circular economy, raw materials
Tel.: +41 58 485 00 51
E-mail: nicolas.schmidt@bafu.admin.ch

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

Contact
Last modification 16.02.2022

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Economics and Innovation Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 463 03 66

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