naturemade star is the Swiss label for green power from hydroelectric and other renewable sources like sun, wind and biomass. The seal comes with stringent conditions to ensure the least possible disturbance to plant and animal life near certified power plants. The naturemade star label is issued by the Association for Environmentally Sound Energy (VUE), which receives support from Pro Natura, WWF Switzerland and many other associations and companies.
This label confirms our commitment to an intact environment and climate action. We operate five certified power plants which produce around 400 gigawatt hours of green power from hydroelectric sources each year. For every kilowatt-hour of green power sold we put CHF 0.007 into our naturemade star fund, which adds up to CHF 4 million each year for environmental improvements. This allows us to support the renaturation of waterways and improve exceptional habitats for flora and fauna.
Are you planning a revitalisation project or other form of environmental upgrade? Our naturemade star fund supports projects that improve waterways and other rare habitats*.
Documents for your application:
The best approach is to discuss your project with the relevant local authority and cantonal offices before you begin. Applications are reviewed by steering committees which meet twice a year to decide on funding applications. Submission deadlines are 14 April and 30 November.
* Actions required by law, such as replacement measures, are not eligible.