Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS

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The DDPS is divided into seven administrative units: Defence, General Secretariat, Civil Protection, Sport, armasuisse, the Federal Intelligence Service and swisstopo. The department’s core activities are the security and protection of the Swiss population, the protection against disasters and emergencies as well as physical activity through sports promotion. In 2019, the DDPS had 35,498 full-time-equivalent employees, while the Armed Forces performed 5,262,427 days of service.

Energy strategy

In 2004, the DDPS adopted an energy concept for the department. In 2010, it re-aligned its efforts to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions in the DDPS 2020 Energy Concept. This is now being replaced by the Energy Environmental dossier with a time horizon until 2030. To improve its environmental performance, the DDPS operates a modern and resource-efficient environmental and energy-management system.

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