the Swiss supermarkets really Are as sustainably and ecologically as they claim in their commercials? This question is investigated, the nature conservation organisation WWF. She took the nine largest retailers in the country under the microscope and with your ideal vision of a responsible company, compared. This is geared to environmental sustainability, has an ecological range of products and transparent supply chains.
most likely this Vision to meet the heavy weights, Coop and Migros. The WWF referred to them as "pioneers" at a high level. However, the discounters get on: Aldi, Denner and Lidl cater for the largest positive change compared to the last assessment in the year 2015 and make the leap from the rating category of the "upper midfield" in the category of "tracker". At Manor and Globus, the environmental performance deteriorated. Spar and Volg are classified by the WWF even as a "non-transparent".
compared to The 2015 host, the industry features today a number of ecological, writes of the WWF in its report. But there is still a great need for action, especially at the range. According to the environmental organization, it is still missing in the dissemination of credible Labels such as Bio Suisse, MSC, ASC and FSC. The product range is designed to be a little ecologically. Also, the transparency in the supply chains is often low.
Many companies have, according to WWF, although ambitious goals, but there is a lack of specific projects and processes to reduce the environmental load actually. "So we don't have economies at the expense of future generations, it desperately needs more feats and new forms of cooperation", says Thomas Vellacott, CEO of WWF Switzerland.
"Without the retailers, the sustainability problems will not solve."Thomas Dyllick, former. Professor for sustainability management
This opinion, Thomas Dyllick, former Professor for sustainability management at the University of St. Gallen. It is the main task of company solutions to the global sustainability is to develop problems, he was quoted in the report. "But you to come alone due to factors such as Size, Expertise, resources, and influence a significant role and an equally great responsibility." Without the retailers, the sustainability could be problems plain and simple.
The report "environment Switzerland to 2018" the Federal government shows that the diet of all consumption areas caused the greatest impact on the environment. 28 per cent of the ecological footprint back to our eating habits. After Living with 24 percent, and the private mobility with 12 percent.
From the point of view of the WWF, the Swiss retail trade as a buyer and provider of food relevant to the environment industry and plays an important hinge function. He can make his offer eco-friendly and also significantly affect the way how food is produced in this country, transported and ultimately consumed.
And, not least, the retailers also have a vested interest in the efficient use and preservation of resources. Your economic Existence is dependent on how intact the nature. Only the long-term availability of the raw materials for their products, guaranteed.
The cycle of the environment and trade graphics: WWF
Ecological management is therefore becoming increasingly important – not only for retailers but also for companies from other industries. This highlights a recent survey of UBS. The large Bank respondents 2500 Swiss companies on the topic of environmental sustainability. For 77 percent of them the concern for the Environment is important or very important.
most of The companies involved, according to the survey, for business reasons for more sustainability. Are you hoping for cost savings and a better Reputation. They also feel primarily because of its employees and committed customers, more Ecology, and not as a result of government orders.
That's still 23 percent of the companies are not ecological management is important, but In Switzerland, work is still needed, especially in the financial industry, where environmental issues are moving according to the survey, at least. Most of the ecological sustainability of companies in the areas of water and energy is weighted extraction, followed by real estate sector.
Created: 15.04.2019, 12:29 PM