Switzerland - leading the way to sustainability
Mobility Every day, 9,600 trains travel along the 3,000km of the SBB network. Even small and remote locations can be
reached by public transport.
Water Switzerland invites guests to swim in the middle of its
cities – a truly unique experience in remarkably clean rivers. Boasting some 1,500 lakes, Switzerland is a land of water and is home to the sources of both the Rhine and the Rhône.
Nature conservation A total of 19 Swiss national parks make up more than one eighth of
the country's land area (5,269 square kilometeres). For the past 125 years, the Swiss Forest Act has
also been ensuring that 30% of Switzerland remains forested – and this number
Air The air quality in Switzerland is excellent. The country has long been appreciated as a spa destination with therapeutic effects - indeed the health-promoting climate of Davos’ mountain air
was discovered as far back as 1853.
Food Compared to international counterparts, the Swiss consume
the most organic products per capita. And Swiss retailers have been leading the
international sustainability rankings for years.
Recycling Switzerland is one of the world’s leading countries when
it comes to recycling and waste management, with almost 90% of PET bottles
being put to new use.