Consumption in Switzerland
As part of a globalised economy, Switzerland imports goods worth CHF 270 billion from abroad and ranks among the top 20 nations in terms of per capita imports. This creates 80% of our water footprint abroad, often in regions facing water shortages. Through our daily consumption, we are linked to production sites, transport routes and ecosystems around the world.
Daily consumption in Switzerland has ecological and social impacts on regions and people all over the world – resulting in a global responsibility.
Clean Drinking Water - A Daily Challenge
Global differences in access to water rarely occur in isolated events, but affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide every day. Yet, the issue does not evoke much media attention. To counter the challenge of global water scarcity, a systematic approach to social balance in everyday life is needed.
More than 780 million people without access to clean water
Over 2 billion people without access to sanitation
Over 200 million school days lost in Sub-Saharan Africa due to water shortages
Over 700 children die every day from the consequences of preventable diseases caused by contaminated water or poor hygiene
We believe that successful business, ecological and social commitment can work hand in hand. Our goals are based on this vision:
Integrate recurring donations into day to day business of our partners
Raise awareness for the far-reaching effects of consumption
Introduce global responsibility and ecological action into society