The fenaco cooperative works with various organisations at a regional and national level. The overview below shows a selection of the most important memberships and partnerships.
IG cooperative companies
ZIn order to promote the cooperative system, fenaco is involved, as a founding member, with the IG Genossenschaftsunternehmen (IGG) cooperative companies organisation (as a founding member). Other prominent members are Mobiliar, Migros, Raiffeisen Schweiz, Mobility, die Swiss Travel Fund (Reka) and many others.
Swiss Fruit Association
As a leading Swiss fruit processor, fenaco is a member of the Swiss Fruit Association (swissfruit). This sector organisation is involved in marketing planning, advertising for Swiss fruits, quality, information as well as training and further training, among other things.
As a trading company in the field of fruits, vegetables and potatoes, fenaco is a member of SWISSCOFEL. The sector organisation’s members, numbering approximately 170, are active in the wholesale and retail trades, importing and sector-related fields.
Swiss Farmers’ Union
Due to its historical proximity to agriculture and its membership structure, fenaco is a full member of the Swiss Farmers’ Union (SFU). This is the umbrella organisation for the cantonal farmers’ associations as well as numerous professional associations.
fenaco is involved in the AgroCleanTech platform, the objective of which is for agriculture to make an important contribution to Switzerland’s energy and climate goals too.
Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector
The Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector (EnAW) was founded by associations supporting Swiss industry and commerce. It stands for cooperation between the State and businesses to achieve energy and climate policy objectives. The main concern is to reduce CO2 emissions in Switzerland. fenaco is a member of EnAW.
öbu – The Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development
öbu is the network for sustainable business in Switzerland and its members include around 350 companies as well as organisations and institutions. fenaco has been a member since 1998. The members strive to ensure a prospering economy, while at the same time upholding their ecological and social responsibilities.
ECO SWISS is the Swiss industry organisation for environmental protection and occupational safety and health. These are topics that affect all businesses, including fenaco. ECO SWISS offers a platform and network for firms and associations to deal with these matters and find solutions jointly.
Schweizer Berghilfe (Swiss Mountain Aid) has been helping people in the Swiss mountains since 1943. It supports projects that create jobs and add value in the mountain areas. In this way, it helps to counteract migration and ensures that the mountain regions thrive in the future too. fenaco is a partner of Berghilfe.
The foodward association is active as a platform and interface in the food sector and sees itself as the network of experts for the sector. The range of services includes further training, circle events, seminars, study trips and a job portal. With the partnership, fenaco supports the development of new activities and the optimisation of the existing ones. At the same time, fenaco employees benefit from favourable conditions.
Agri & Co Challenge
fenaco supports the Agri & Co Challenge programme of the canton of Fribourg. Its aim is to attract aspiring young companies from the agriculture, food and biomass sectors. These start-up companies can establish themselves in a competence centre at St. Aubin (FR).