Sustainability 2022: Facts and Actions in Switzerland & beyond

Discover the latest learnings from our Global Earth Day Report about the Global and Swiss attitudes and challenges around Sustainability. 

33% of Swiss population believe is unlikely to think that a significant progress in reducing climate change will be done in the next 10 years in Switzerland. Is this a sign of pessimism or a simple representation of reality? Ipsos tried to find out more about this by asking consumers what they are already doing and what they are ready to do for sustainability. Then, Ipsos compared these actions with the real facts. 

Key findings

  • Sustainability remains to be one of the key topics for Consumers
  • Swiss are concerned about the impacts of climate change (even more when thinking about other countries than their own)
  • ... but we see a small or no changes in some aspects like reduction of meat consumption or replacing milk products compared to 2021
  • Swiss Consumers want to contribute as well, e.g. through recycling, less food waste, more working from home, etc. but are also often claiming to already do what they possibly can 
  • There is a call to action for the Swiss government by the citizens (although weaker compared to other countries) 
  • Still a lot of Swiss are not sure if the government has a clear plan on how to tackle climate change and … 
  • … one third does NOT believe that significant progress in reducing climate change will be done in the next 10 years in Switzerland


To learn more about these issues, read the latest Ipsos report about sustainability.



Methodology: Ipsos interviewed a representative sample of 23,577 adults aged 16-74 in 30 different countries globally and 16-99 in Norway. Interviews were conducted using the Ipsos online panel system between 18 February – 4 March 2022. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population of this audience. All polls are subject to a wide range of potential sources of error.
The countries reporting herein are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, mainland China, Chile, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America.




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