The FDDM, is...
- A Foundation for sustainable development in mountain regions
- A "Valais-Excellence" recognized non-profit organization (ISO 9001/14001)
- The Body designated by the canton of Valais and the city of Sion to enforce the charter on sustainable development voted by the cantonal government in 1998
- A team that helps the towns, villages, companies and schools of Valais to enforce sustainable development