A consistent recycling, rigid exhaust emissions standards, good waste management, carefully controlled landscape planning and strict conditions for construction projects is just part of Switzerland’s every day life.
Examples include the country’s recent ranking in the top 20 in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Columbia & Yale Universities. The universities regularly evaluate the environment, air pollution, water quality, biodiversity, management of natural resources and climate change in respect of each country.
The Mercer International study on quality of life in Swiss cities offers more proof. This analysis and evaluation of 221 cities worldwide on the basis of 39 factors (ranging from politics and the economy to the environment) put 3 Swiss cities among the top 15: Zürich, Geneva, Basel.
Finally, studies on sustainable tourism show that this is widespread in Switzerland. This opinion is shared by the Global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, where Switzerland ranks in the top 10 out of the 136 countries evaluated.