Food waste has become a big issue throughout the whole chain from producers to consumers. The interest group Procurement of the Hotelierverein Gstaad-Saanenland now collaborates with a specialised firm to reduce food waste.
The new building project on the former site of the La Gare restaurant in Saanen is complete. Apartments, lodging for John F. Kennedy School and Le Rosey, as well as office space make up the new complex.
Structural plans for Aellenmatte, a new holiday resort including a large parking garage and hotel in Saanenmöser, have been drawn up. The project also includes renovating and extending the local train station.
Hans Schär, member of the liberal party FDP, was re-elected for a four-year term. He is the only representative of the Saanenland in the Grand Council. Politicians lament the low voter turnout of only 36.8%.