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Short profile of the KliK Foundation

The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset (KliK) is the sector-wide carbon offset grouping for fossil motor fuels, established within the framework of the Swiss CO₂ Law. The Swiss CO₂ Law requires mineral oil companies responsible for releasing fossil motor fuels for consumption to offset part of the CO₂ emissions resulting from the use of these motor fuels. The KliK Foundation fulfils this legal obligation on their behalf. To this end, it funds projects in Switzerland that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby actively contributing to sustainable climate protection.

The Foundation is headquartered in Zurich.

What is the KliK Foundation’s purpose?

The KliK Foundation aims to serve as a carbon offset grouping according to art. 27 of the Swiss CO₂ Law, in particular fulfilling carbon offset obligations on behalf of affiliated mineral oil companies. This takes place by means of direct or indirect funding, support, planning and implementation of carbon offset schemes in Switzerland, which are imputable according to the provisions of the Swiss CO₂ Law.

Who are the initiators of the KliK Foundation?

As per 1 January 2013, the Swiss Petroleum Association established the Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset (KliK) to serve as the sector’s carbon offset grouping. A specialised service platform is thus available to mineral oil companies responsible for releasing fossil motor fuels for consumption: on their behalf, it handles the fulfilment of their carbon offset obligation under the Swiss CO₂ Law.

Who heads the KliK Foundation?

Foundation Council:

  • Daniel Hofer, President of the foundation
  • Dr. Roland Bilang, Manager Swiss Petroleum Association
  • Andreas Flütsch, Member of the board of directors Varo Energy Marketing AG
  • Dr. Jürg Klossner, President of the board of directors A.H. Meyer & Cie Ltd
  • Martin Thomsen, CEO BP Europa SE, Hamburg, subsidiary BP (Switzerland) Zug

Managing Director:

  • Dr. Marco Berg, Managing Director

When was the KliK Foundation established?

The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset (KliK) was established by notary deed on 28 November 2012 and entered into the Trade Register on 7 December 2012. It has been operational since 1 January 2013.
By decree of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) dated 24 June 2013, the KliK Foundation is recognised as a carbon offset grouping according to art. 27 of the Swiss CO₂ Law.