Some very different public actors have committed to the Exemplary in energy initiative:
- The Confederation is represented by the Civil Federal Administration and the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS).
- Of the parastatal enterprises, Swiss Post, the Swiss Federal Railways, Skyguide, Suva and Swisscom have signed up. The Confederation sets these organisations strategic objectives, which in some cases also concern energy targets or require at least a sustainable corporate strategy.
- The two Federal Institutes of Technology and four research institutes are grouped together in the ETH Domain. Their purpose is specified in the ETH Act and is translated into practice following the Federal Council's strategic objectives for the ETH Domain.
- With Genève Aéroport and the Services Industriels de Genève (SIG), two cantonal enterprises are now also participating in the initiative. Discussions are under way with further actors.