A secure supply of gas and electricity is central to our energy-intensive industries Chemistry Pharma Life Sciences. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the situation: this coming winter, there will be shortages. This makes it all the more important to take the necessary steps now and to address short- and long-term supply with the highest priority – scienceindustries is strongly committed to this. We are currently discussing possible scenarios and specific preparatory measures with our members, including in a webinar. On this topic, the guest author in this newsletter is Werner Meier, Delegate for National Economic Supply.
scienceindustries and its member companies are making a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Some of our members are involved in ETH Zurich’s DemoUpCARMA climate protection project, which uses a combination of several technologies and approaches to significantly reduce the long-term CO2 emissions of our industries. Forward-looking and prudent action is also advisable with regard to antibiotics: resistance must be combated together so that we can continue to rely in future on antibiotics to treat bacterial infectious diseases in humans and animals.
In summary: it needs all of us – let’s tackle it together! I wish you an interesting read and a pleasant summer break.
Stephan Mumenthaler, Director of scienceindustries