Directorate and Resources
The Resources division reports to the Directorate. It comprises the following organisational units: IT, Human Resources and Central Services, Finances, and Control and Audit. The Communication division reports directly to the Directorate.
Ethanol and Spirits
The Ethanol and Spirits (ES) organisational unit issues licences to the production companies, monitors the manufacture as well as the import and export of spirits and assesses taxes. It also monitors the market separation between untaxed ethanol and taxed drinking spirits as well as the use of ethanol in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and chemical-technological industries.
Law and Market
The Law and Market (LM) organisational unit is in charge of the legal aspects relating to the execution of the Alcohol Law. This includes safeguarding the interests of the SAB and all tasks relating to the rule-making process. The LM prosecutes and judges violations of alcohol law, including breaches of trade and advertising regulations.
The Alcosuisse profit centre is in charge of trade with high-grade alcohol and ethanol, respectively. At the headquarters in Berne, a nine-person team is responsible for the purchase of raw materials and the sale of finished products. Depending on the quality of the ethanol, final date of delivery and the domicile of the customer, customers' orders are forwarded to staff at the facilities in Schachen (LU) and Delémont (JU).