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.
In recognition of his outstanding service as a founding member and long-serving president, as well as his pioneering role in the circular economy, the Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr Andreas Röthlisberger as honorary president on 26 April 2021.
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.
AEW Energie AG, Aarau
Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB), Aarau
AG für Abfallverwertung AVAG, Thun
Swiss Professional Association for Electrical Appliances in Household and Industry (FEA)
Canton of Aargau
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
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.
- Pasqual Zopp, SENS Foundation Managing Director
Large household appliances
- Kim Boegeholz, Electrolux
- Piotr Zukowski, BSH
- Marcel Niederberger, V-Zug
Small household appliances
- Axel Horisberger, Robert Bosch AG
Toys and games
- Roman Dätwiler, Sombo
- David Galeuchet, Solarmarkt GmbH
Retail and wholesale
- Christian Leupoldt, ALDI SUISSE AG
- Ulrich Kästle, Interdiscount
- Daniel Marbach, FUST AG
- Manuel Hansmann, Federazione delle cooperative Migros
- Hansjörg Kohli, Interdiscount
- Vancancy, Swiss Retail Federation
Representatives from the Board of Trustees
- Stephan Büsser, Festool Schweiz AG