Selection process

The 101 reports have been selected according to the following set of criteria:

  • Sustainability Reporting: Independent report, combined report or annual report and integrated report with information on sustainability
  • Reporting year: 2016
  • Publication: by 11th July 2017 at the latest
  • Switzerland reference: Headquarters in Switzerland or Swiss Sustainability Report, including SMI and SPI companies


Additional selection criteria or filters

  • Publication in the GRI database
  • √∂bu members and WBCSD members from Switzerland
  • Company, analysed in FOEN study “Environmental goals of companies in Switzerland”
  • Companies that explicitly wanted to be analysed have been added
  • Companies that explicitly did not want to be anlaysed have been excluded


Overview of analysed companies

% of analysed companies per sector

  • Financial services 19%
  • Chemistry & pharmaceuticals 11%
  • Machine industry 9%
  • Manufacturing industry 9%
  • Retail & wholesale trade 8%
  • Real estate 7%
  • Energy supply & distribution 6%

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  • Construction builders & suppliers 5%
  • Medical & electrical engineering 5%
  • Mobility, transport & logistics 5%
  • Food & beverage production 5%
  • Other service providers 5%
  • Insurance services 4%
  • Gastronomy & hotels 3%

Analysed companies per size

Large companies

92

SMEs

9

Analysed companies per marketplace orientation

International market

59

National market

42