Regardless of sector, companies should be aware of the Swiss policy shift toward renewable sources and growing taxation of energy usage. Now is a good time to review the business’s energy supply and consumption. It’s also only a matter of time until carbon taxes are on the agenda across industries. Procurement and sales structures – in other words the who and where of purchasing – have the most impact on manufacturing footprints. An early assessment can aid in understanding the current state – and designing the future.
Besides aligning business models to the regulatory landscape, companies should ensure that they make the most of federal, cantonal and municipal programs to support energy efficiency. The portal EnergieFranken, for example, is a valuable resource for funding sources at all levels.
We thank Anouck Saugy for her valuable contribution to this article.