Awareness-raising projects


Further education for home economics teachers

Partner: Pusch | Further education course for home economics teachers on the topic of “Sustainable nutrition” (2014–2015).

Biore projects

Partner: Biore Foundation | Promoting and supporting social projects in the fields of training, health and nutrition for over 8,300 Biore cotton producers and their families in India and Tanzania (2007–2016).

Biore schools in India

Partner: Biore Foundation | Supporting the creation of three Biore upper schools offering education in both academic and manual skills (2011–2016).

Fête de la Nature

Partner: La Salamandre | Raising public awareness for nature and sustainable consumption via free-of-charge events organized by nearly 100 partners (2012–2016).

Pro Specie Rara markets

Partner: Pro Specie Rara | Promotion of traditional Swiss crops and livestock by supporting open-air markets as well as the Stadt-Tomaten (city tomatoes) campaign (2003–2015).

Slow Food markets

Partner: Slow Food Switzerland | Supporting Slow Food markets to increase public awareness of sustainable food culture (2006–2017).

Öbu Advent calendar

Partner: Öbu | Every day in Advent, visitors are shown positive examples of organization and management, innovative projects and products that are particularly sustainable. Coop is represented with a window in each edition (2012–2016).


Partner: Éducation21 foundation | Contribution to awards ceremony for Zurich’s “Umweltschulen” environmental schools pilot project, which supports primary schools in integrating environmental education into their day-to-day school activities (2013–2015).

Tropenhäuser Wolhusen and Frutigen tropical houses

Partners: Tropenhaus Wolhusen AG, Tropenhaus Frutigen AG | Supporting exhibitions on sustainable food production, sustainable consumption and a healthy balanced diet; demonstrating how regional production can reduce environmental pollution (2007–2015).

Umwelt Arena

Partner: W. Schmid AG | Partnership with the Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach, which has been offering its visitors guidance in consuming sustainable products since 2012 (2011–2018).

Naturafarm information bulletin

The bulletin contains important information for Naturafarm producers from the areas of politics and society as well as news from processing businesses and research (2015–2016).

Employee training day – Miini Region

1,000 employees learn to point out the added value of Miini Region to customers; promotion of enthusiasm among employees in advising customers (2014).


Partner: Rufener Events | Event for approximately 1,800 employees from various Coop sales formats to inspire them and raise awareness of Coop own-label sustainability brands and quality seals (2011–2015).

Supporting Partage

Partner: Partage | Supporting Partage, a partner of the food charity “Schweizer Tafel”, in renovating its distribution centre for food donations (2014).

Small-scale projects

Partners: Bioterra, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Biore Foundation, Wabe3, Flugschnaisa, etc. | Raising awareness of sustainable consumption, biodiversity and climate issues via various initiatives (ongoing).

Principles and topics