The best Müesli – from sustainable origins.
bio-familia is also a trailblazer in environmental matters. As a pioneer of organic products, bio-familia has been deeply committed to sustainability ever since it was founded. The company aims to be completely climate-positive.
We are taking numerous small steps toward our vision of becoming a climate-positive company.
- CO2 reduction
Voluntary cooperation with the Energy Agency for Industry (EnAW) to reduce CO2 emissions to agreed targets. We have voluntarily committed to a continuous reduction in our CO2 emissions.
- 100% eco-energy: naturemade star
All our electricity is produced by the local water power stations in Sachseln and Sarnen and is naturemade star-certified.
- Photovoltaic plant
Since December 2019, we have been using the roof of the company’s headquarters in Sachseln to generate solar power. The electricity produced on the roof surface of 1,000 m2 would be enough to supply 25 single-family households (around 125,000 kWh).
- Solar energy
We use solar panels on the roof to heat water.
- New office building with Minergie A and Minergie P
The new office building was constructed using the Minergie P standard and has received Minergie A certification.
The building is made from Swiss wood. With its innovative ceiling heating and cooling system, it fits perfectly into our infrastructure.
The site is surrounded by low-fertility grassland and native plants.
- Heating and cooling
Generation of all heating and cooling energy by groundwater heat pumps. The cold generated by the nitrogen evaporator cools the refrigerated warehouse. The pneumatic compressors and cooling plants are used to recover waste heat.
- Climate-neutral packaging
The film we use for our bags is produced climate-neutrally, and we compensate for the CO2 contained in the plastic through a MyClimate project.
- Promoting environmentally friendly mobility
Rewarding sustainable employee behaviour (Ökospass, half-fare travelcard, Reka travel money checks, bike to work), climate compensation for business travel, electric company car, free electric charging stations for visitors and employees, charging points for e-bikes.
- Energy efficiency
We remind our employees regularly to use electricity sparingly.
The naturemade star certificate goes perfectly with the high quality standards of bio-familia AG. The entire region and future generations benefit from the production of this high quality electricity in our immediate neighbourhood just as much as we do.
Peter Odermatt, CEO