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From an energy policy perspective, the Swiss MEM industries are in a key position. While some of their production processes require a great deal of energy, they also deliver the technologies needed for efficient, environmentally compatible energy provision and use.

Energy supply systems are undergoing a far-reaching transformation, both in Switzerland and elsewhere. Innovative and sustainable solutions are therefore very much in demand. Intelligence, flexibility, reliability and efficiency are key in achieving them.

Since they operate in a combative international environment, the MEM industries are reliant on a competitively priced energy supply that is available whenever they need it. This is particularly true of electricity and natural gas, which together supply over 80 percent of Swissmem member companies’ energy needs.

The MEM industries offer sustainable solutions

The energy-related products that Switzerland’s MEM industries export give them a global reach. However, MEM industry companies are taking on responsibility at home as well. They are therefore constantly improving their energy efficiency as a contribution to conserving resources, while simultaneously reducing their own costs.

Swissmem has a range of programmes to support its members in this area. It also campaigns for a political framework that will strengthen Switzerland’s position as a centre for research and development and thus support the development of climate-friendly products.

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Last update: 19.03.2019