For companies

A comprehensive CO2 management combines ecological and economic advantages. It supports process optimisation as well as resource efficiency regarding costs, energy and time. Your company benefits from a competitive advantage through attractive and sustainable positioning.

An integral CO2 management pays off for every company; irrespective of industry. Swiss Climate has developed a unique model for CO2 management of your company in accordance with ISO 14064-1 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Companies with an integral climate strategy are awarded the Swiss Climate CO2 labels Gold, Silver or Bronze. PUSCH (Praktischer Umweltschutz Schweiz) awarded the Swiss Climate CO2 label as “Best in Switzerland” in the field of climate protection.

Your contact partner

Othmar Hug

Deputy CEO

«The most important challenges of the 21st century – climate protection and sustainable use of global resources – can only be solved by using an integral perspective.»

Education

Executive MBA in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, EPFL Lausanne

DAS in Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Geneva

MA in International Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) Geneva

Responsibilities

Marketing & product development, finance, CO2 compensation, development of climate projects, CDP consultancy

Background

Othmar Hug has been deputy chief executive officer at Swiss Climate since 2014. He has professional experience in the public sector in the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and in sportmanagement (UEFA euro 2008) and heads over 50 consultancy projects at Swiss Climate with internationally active customers.

Defining an operational climate strategy is the starting point of the consultancy process at Swiss Climate. In order to establish a reliable CO2 management, the climate strategy is part of the business strategy and is lived actively.

 

Our services

  • Opportunity and risk analysis for your company and definition of a climate goal
  • Stakehodler and industry analysis to adequately position your company
  • Analysis of relevant CO2 emission sources and definition of operational goals
  • Workshops to define your climate strategy

Your benefits

  • Introduction of a goal-oriented and integral climate strategy
  • Support from employees thanks to raised awareness
  • Attractive and more sustainable positioning

Swiss Climate supports you in calculating your company’s CO₂ footprint (also called: greenhouse gas inventory or ecological footprint). We develop informative key figures on the climate relevant greenhouse gases and demonstrate how to reduce your emissions.

Our services

  • Calculation of CO₂ footprint in accordance with international standards (ISO 14064-1 and Greenhouse Gas Protocol)
  • Plausibility checks with available CO₂ footprints
  • Consultancy on selection and definition of system boundaries and CO₂ emission factors
  • IT tools to simplify data collection
  • Analysis and reports, including assessment of status quo

Your benefits

  • Assessment of status quo
  • Minimisation of inefficient work processes by introducing goal-oriented improvement measures
  • Basis for sustainability reporting and benchmark analysis
  • Feedback mechanism through annual revision

Goal-oriented measures help you to gradually reduce CO₂ emissions which result from your business activities. These resource savings are beneficial for the climate, but also increase cost efficiency. By compensating the non-avoidable CO₂ emissions, your company becomes climate neutral.

Our services

  • Development of tailored measure catalogues (internal, across the entire value chain, external)
  • Quantification of CO₂ emission reductions and cost savings
  • Employee trainings and raising awareness
  • Communication of subsidies for climate friendly investments
  • Communcation of technology partners for selected solutions
  • Consultancy on a suitable CO₂ compensation which is aligned with your strategy

Your benefits

  • Resource and cost efficiency
  • Higher competitiveness by being a role model and public image 
  • Change and adaptation of outdated behavioural patterns

Your engagement is validated by an accredited independent agency and is certified by the Swiss Climate CO₂ label. The label has been recognised by PUSCH as “Best in Switzerland” in the field of climate protection. The label stands for highest quality regarding process, verifiability and transparency.

Our services

  • Three stepped awards with an externally validated seal of quality: CO₂ footprint, CO₂ optimised or CO₂  neutral
  • Consultancy on developing climate strategies and CO₂ footprints in accordance with ISO 14001 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Your benefits

  • Credibility and transparency towards diverse stakeholders
  • Improvement of market positions thanks to highest quality of the label
  • Higher competitiveness through external validation. Only 40 of the 100 largest companies in Switzerland have their CO₂ fooptrint verified by an independent organisation (CDP report Switzerland 2010). 

The three stepped label

The following process steps are necessary for the three stepped label:

 

CO₂ footprint: 1) Development climate policy / strategy, 2) Calculation CO₂ footprint, 3) Definition of measures for CO₂ emission reduction, 4) Communication

 

CO₂  optimised: 1) Compliance with criteria of CO₂ footprint, 2) Analysis of opportunities and risks regarding climate change (physical and legal), 3) Identification of relevant emission sources 4) relative or absolute emission reduction goal

 

CO₂  neutral: 1) Compliance with criteria of CO₂ optimised, 2) CO₂ compensation of non-avoidable emissions

«Do good and make it known». According to this principle, Swiss Climate supports companies in communicating their climate strategies and their CO₂ management – internally as well as externally. This does not only create a positive public image, but also raises awareness of employees, customers and partner.

Our services

  • Workshops on developing communication concepts
  • Preparation of communication materials (e.g. certificates, logos and media releases)
  • Support in internal communication
  • Organisation of press conferences
  • Support in completing questionnaires from suppliers, investors (e.g. CDP) and other stakeholders

Your benefits

  • Credible communication thanks to the CO₂ label
  • Positive public image
  • Raised awareness of employees
  • Motivational driver for employees, customers and partners towards stronger engagement for climate protection