SGV Group pursues sustainable goals


Lucerne – All parts of the SGV Group – SGV, Tavolago, Shiptec – are to lead the way in terms of sustainability in their sectors of tourism, gastronomy and industrial shipbuilding. The holding company pursues the goal that they save energy and emissions as well as operate in a socially responsible manner.

The SGV Group aims to play a progressive role in its tourism, hospitality and industrial shipbuilding sectors. It therefore intends to further develop its companies SGV AG, Tavolag AG and Shiptec AG in a sustainable manner, according to a media release from the holding company.

Accordingly, SGV AG is to reduce the proportion of fossil fuels used by its scheduled ships on Lake Lucerne by 20 percent by 2026 compared to 2019. The motor ship Rütli will be electrified next winter, and the steam turbines on all five steam ships have already been replaced by generators. A photovoltaic system was installed on the shipyard roof in the spring. In addition, SGV AG offsets 5500 tons of its CO2 emissions with the help of the climate protection organization myclimate.

Tavolag AG, one of the largest catering companies in Central Switzerland, has reportedly been using only Swiss meat, eggs and regional mineral water for years. Since last year, Swiss product innovations such as Swiss shrimp, Swiss Alpine salmon, plant-based meat and rice from the Reuss River have been introduced.

Shiptec AG provides its customers with innovative solutions for low-emission ships. In addition, it has been developing a digital product since 2022 that will support shipmasters in driving in an energy-optimized manner. Another development phase is reportedly aiming for a self-propelled and zero-emission vessel.

In addition, the SGV Group also emphasizes social responsibility for its 434 employees and 17 apprentices from 29 nations. The transparent wage system guarantees equal pay for women and men, a wide range of benefits and fringe benefits, and wage increases to compensate for inflation, for example. ce/mm