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.

Susanne Vincenz-Stauffacher
Ivo Huber
Diego de Pedrini
Stephan Büsser
David Stickelberger
Peter Spirig
Mirko Brünning
Christopher Rohrer
Thomas Schwager

Honorary president

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.

Dr Andreas Röthlisberger
Honorary president


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

ARC Committee

The ARC Committee supports and oversees the SENS take-back system as a supervising body. It reviews, edits and updates the official ARC tariff and appliance lists on an annual basis. In addition, the ARC Committee monitors the development and size of the ARC fund.

The ARC Committee members are delegates from the appropriate sectors and companies (manufacturers/importers, industry associations, wholesalers and major specialist retailers); otherwise the ARC Committee constitutes itself. The SENS Foundation is represented in the ARC Committee by its Managing Director, staffs the administrative office, and creates a monitoring and reporting system for timely and professional supervision of the ARC fund.

Pasqual Zopp, SENS Foundation Managing Director

Kim Boegeholz, Electrolux
Angela Gullo, BSH
Marcel Niederberger, V-Zug
Axel Horisberger, Robert Bosch AG
Roman Dätwiler, Sombo
David Galeuchet, Solarmarkt GmbH
Jacqueline Friedauer, ALDI SUISSE AG
Ulrich Kästle, Interdiscount
Daniel Marbach, FUST AG
Patrick Boller, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

Representatives from the Board of Trustees
Stephan Büsser, Festool Schweiz AG

Technical Commission

With the Technical Commission, SENS eRecycling ensures that the recycling of electrical or electronic appliances in Switzerland meets the high quality requirements. On behalf of SENS eRecycling, the auditors of the Technical Commission audit the recycling disassembly facilities on the basis of the Swiss standard SN EN 50625 and in accordance with the latest state of the art at annual or biennial intervals. Downstream processors of the fractions resulting from processing are also regularly inspected by the Technical Commission. The audit team consists of independent, external experts.

Anahide Bondolfi, Abeco GmbH
MSc Environmental Sciences University of Lausanne
Recycling and disassembly facilities checks

Stefanie Conrad, Carbotech AG
MSc Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich
Disassembly facilities checks

Flora Conte, Carbotech AG
MSc Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich
Recycling and disassembly facilities checks

Niklaus Renner, IPSO ECO AG
Graduate Environmental Scientists ETH Zurich
Recycling companies checks

Daniel Savi, Pawis GmbH
Graduate Environmental Scientists ETH Zurich
Recycling companies checks

Thekla Scherer, IPSO ECO AG
Graduate Environmental Scientist ETH Zurich
Recycling companies checks