Environmental Atlas

Environmental Atlas of Swiss Supply Chains

Today's economy is highly interconnected. As a result, the environmental impacts associated with the production of goods are also felt worldwide. There is therefore an increasing onus on businesses to think about their supply chains. To assist companies in this task, the FOEN, working closely with the private sector, carried out a study to identify environmental hotspots in the supply chains of eight key Swiss industries.

Environmental Footprints

New publication «Environmental Footprints of Switzerland»

This study shows the development of Switzerland’s consumption-based environmental impact from 1996 to 2015 (environmental footprints). Switzerland’s resulting footprints are not in line with the planetary boundaries, and while the share of the environmental impact caused within the country is decreasing, the share of the impact caused abroad is sharply rising.

One Planet Approaches

«One Planet Approaches» report

Mankind is transgressing planetary boundaries. Which approaches lead to a «1 planet economy»? A new report provides for the first time an overview on the growing number of approaches. It concludes with recommendations for companies, the research community, governments, and the civil society.

Video The Planetary Boundaries  

At a glance


Resource consumption

Studies show that natural resources are massively over-exploited at this time.

Green economy

Conserving natural resources and strengthening the Swiss economy at the same time.

Innovation

Innovation as a driver of a resource-conserving and resource-efficient economy.

Sustainable consumption

Promotion of environmentally-friendly production and consumption patterns.

Sustainable finance

The financial system as a driver of the transition to a green economy.

Public procurement

How public bodies are actively helping to green the markets

Actual news

All news

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