Twenty years of commitment to the climate – myclimate presents its 2021 Annual Report
The total revenue of the myclimate climate protection foundation increased significantly in the 2021 financial year. The Annual Report shows total revenue of around 45 million Swiss francs. In particular, the business area of offsetting for voluntary and mandatory markets made a significant contribution to our record performance, with more than 3.7 million tonnes of CO2 offset. The Zurich-based foundation presented its business balance for 2021 in the Annual Report published today.
With the “myclimate Davos Climate Fund” and the launch in French-speaking Switzerland, the success story of myclimate’s “Cause We Care” continues.
Despite the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic over the last two years, more and more businesses in the tourism industry are wanting to offer their guests and customers the option to enjoy climate-neutral trips and tourism services. In 2021 alone, 27 companies implemented myclimate’s “Cause We Care” programme for sustainability in tourism. That means the “Cause We Care” network now extends to 95 partners with more than 130 businesses. One of the biggest new joiners is the tourist destination of Davos with the “myclimate Davos Climate Fund”. In western Switzerland, too, myclimate’s partner ecoLive was able to bring on board many new “Cause We Care” partners.
ALDI SUISSE and myclimate agree on an education partnership
Since the start of 2022, ALDI SUISSE has been supporting the myclimate education project “Energy and Climate Pioneers 2.0”. Together with representatives of the public sector, foundations and lottery funds, ALDI SUISSE is helping to ensure that across the nation up to 10,000 schoolchildren in grades 5 to 9 of Swiss primary schools discover in a hands-on way how they themselves can make an effective contribution to mitigating climate change. ALDI SUISSE’s commitment here is to last several years.
“Shape Your Trip” and “hereandhappy” – Young People Design Travel Experiences
With its two educational programmes “Shape Your Trip” and “hereandhappy”, myclimate is committed to providing sustainable, climate-friendly, but also attractive travel experiences for young people. The “Shape Your Trip” project now also uses digital resources to create in-depth knowledge of the correlation between travel and climate protection among young adults. In the “Shape Your Trip” travel competition, participants can submit their own contributions again this year and win support from the project partners for the implementation of sustainable travel. The “hereandhappy” project has seen ten Swiss schools develop their own offer and marketing concepts for leisure activities in Switzerland.
myclimate and swiss unihockey Launch CO₂ Calculator for Clubs
swiss unihockey is now offering the clubs in the association the opportunity to get involved in effective climate protection. As a sustainability partner, myclimate has developed a web calculator that can be used to calculate a floorball club’s CO₂ emissions and, if desired, offset them in myclimate carbon offset projects. The application, which was initiated together with the Bern Capitals club, fits in with the association’s major goal of saving 50% CO₂ emissions at this year’s World Cup in Switzerland compared to the 2018 World Cup in the Czech Republic.
myclimate launches in Austria with Christof Fuchs
Since January 2022, myclimate has been officially represented in Austria as myclimate gGmbH. In the shape of Christof Fuchs, MBA, myclimate has appointed an experienced manager as Managing Director with a penchant for sustainability. Working from Vienna, he will support both companies and private customers and will coordinate the development of the brand and the climate protection offering.