Our claim: we support competitive regional economic structures and we ensure that rural areas are well supplied.
— Jobs and future prospects in rural regions of Switzerland
— Solidarity with farmers and proximity to the consumer
— Basic supply in rural areas
— A positive perception of fenaco in urban populations
— Shifting requirements due to demographic development
Why social responsibility is important
Agriculture is a field that is constantly changing, and structural transformation is ongoing. Currently, there are less than 49,000 farms in Switzerland. In 1995 – shortly after fenaco was founded – there were still around 80,000. The amount of agricultural land has also decreased since then – an indication of the gradual loss of cultivated land.
This can be seen most often in the popular locations in Switzerland’s flat and midlands. In mountain areas, families are often not able to live from their farming income and they are forced to take on additional work. At the same time, more and more people are living in urban areas, cities and suburban areas. As a result, important infrastructures in rural areas, such as village shops, post offices, cashpoints and restaurants, are disappearing.
We measure our sustainability performance with 14 goals. The goals in the area of social responsibility can be found here.