Bodies


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the strategic body of the SENS Foundation. Its members represent the various viewpoints, stakeholder groups and eRecycling market, as well as the topics of eRecycling, resource efficiency and sustainability.

Andreas Röthlisberger
President
Stephan Büsser
Vice-President
Diego de Pedrini
Ivo Huber
Alain Jaccard
Peter Kuhn
Christine Wiederkehr-Luther
David Stickelberger
Dirk Hoffmann
Markus Gauch

Founders

The SENS Foundation was initiated by renowned organisations, companies, public authorities and private individuals, with the purpose of establishing and promoting sustainable eRecycling solutions organised by the private sector. With great dedication and a broad range of expertise, the founders supported and guided the SENS Foundation as an independent committee until 2012. After more than 20 years, the founders decided in consultation with the Board of Trustees to integrate their committee into the Board of Trustees.

Founders:
AEW Energie AG, Aarau
Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB), Aarau
AG für Abfallverwertung AVAG, Thun 
Coop
Swiss Professional Association for Electrical Appliances in Household and Industry (FEA)
Canton of Aargau
Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
Alfred Müller AG, Baar
Oeko-Service Schweiz AG, Rheinfelden 
RUAG Environment Ltd, Schattdorf 
Sonderabfallverwertungs-AG SOVAG, Brügg 
St. Jacob’s Cellars Schuler & Co. Ltd Schwyz formerly John Jacob Castell & Co., Schwyz 
Swico Recycling, Interest Group Consumer Electronics, Zurich
SwissLegal (Aarau) Ltd., Aarau
Syngenta International Ltd., Basel
Gustav Werder, Aarau


ARF Committee

The ARF Committee supports and oversees the SENS take-back system as a supervising body. It reviews, edits and updates the official ARF tariff and appliance lists on an annual basis. In addition, the ARF Committee monitors the development and size of the ARF fund.

The ARF Committee members are delegates from the appropriate sectors and companies (manufacturers/importers, industry associations, wholesalers and major specialist retailers); otherwise the ARF Committee constitutes itself. The SENS Foundation is represented in the ARF Committee by its Managing Director, staffs the administrative office, and creates a monitoring and reporting system for timely and professional supervision of the ARF fund.


Chair

  • Heidi Luck, SENS Foundation Managing Director

Construction, garden and hobby equipment

  • Axel Horisberger, Robert Bosch AG

Retailer

  • Thomas Hess, Fust AG
  • Manuel Hansmann, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
  • Kilian Hecht, Coop
  • Hansjörg Kohli, Interdiscount
  • Stefanie Schmid, Manor Ltd

Large household appliances

  • Manfred Kosch, BSH Hausgeräte AG
  • Martin Häcki, V-Zug Ltd
  • Vancancy

Small household appliances

  • Urban Kiefer, Rotel Ltd

Lighting equipment and lamps

  • Silvia Schaller, Swiss Lighting Recycling Foundation (SLRS)

Toys and games

  • Roger Kunz, Carlit + Ravensburger AG

Photovoltaics

  • David Galeuchet, Solarmarkt GmbH

Representative of the Swiss Retail Federation

Christian Krumm, Aldi Suisse Ltd


Representatives from the Board of Trustees

  • Stephan Büsser, Festool Schweiz AG