The Swedish Midsummer Festival is supported by leading Swedish companies and organizations who proudly embrace sustainable business practices. Read more about their efforts and policies below.
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Since its establishment in 1987, BPCA has been a green workplace – inside and out – adopting sustainable practices in all its operations, including park maintenance, horticulture, programs and administration. Recently, BPCA has committed to a Zero Waste Initiative, an internal program aimed at reducing the amount of waste generated in our everyday work.
Sweden is one of the most sustainable nations in the world, and proudly shares the leading position in the Climate Change Performance Index, which evaluates 56 nations. Visit Sweden is Sweden’s official tourism organization; our goal is to promote Sweden as a travel destination. We encourage sustainable travel and ecotourism, and recently launched Sweden – The Edible Country, an initiative that offers visitors 100-million-acres DIY fine dining, with recipes based on ingredients that anyone can forage for free in Swedish nature. Join us on our website - www.visitsweden.com - for more information and inspiration on ecotourism attractions.
As a human-centric car company, we are a brand for people who care about other people and the world in which we live. This is at the core of our business and of our approach to sustainability. Our commitment is about re-thinking sustainability, and goes beyond our operations and our cars, and into society. It makes us think again every time we take decisions that affect the world and the lives of people. There is a Swedish word that means “caring” and “consideration," but also importantly “to think again." This word is “omtanke” and summarizes our way of protecting what’s important to you.
At Handelsbanken, we understand the impact we have on society, the environment and the financial market. Taking responsibility and looking to the long term have been core values guiding our work over many decades. Strong and lasting business relationships, low risk-taking and cost-awareness are cornerstones of our business. We have integrated this sustainable thinking for so long, it has become natural for us. Our financial strength helps us to avoid becoming a burden on society when times get tough. Instead, we can positively contribute by being financially stable. We always want to be close to the community where we operate, close to the customer. We have significant responsibilities, and we are committed to living up to them.
Our goal is to always deliver products that have maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. We promise to be a good company which means that our drive to help people upgrade their lives always comes before the reckless pursuit of profit. We strive to produce the cleanest, most responsible products on the market and are continually looking for better ways to make our products even better. We hope to make the food industry a more honest place by declaring to be totally transparent in everything we do. To find out more about how Oatly contributes to the global goals, and how we work to maximize our usefulness for the planet and humankind, read our first official sustainability report.
Investor AB and Patricia Industries have a long tradition of being responsible owners. We firmly believe that companies that include sustainability in their operations and business decisions are not only more successful and build long-term profitable businesses, but also contribute to the overall development of the societies they operate in.
Aviation plays an important role in society by connecting communities, cultures and people in a time-efficient way. Therefore, we need to make air travel more sustainable. Sustainable development is crucial for society and SAS intends to be at the forefront of bridging the gap to sustainable air travel. To achieve this, we’ve set a goal to reduce our total carbon emissions by 25% by 2030, by renewing our fleet, making other improvements, and transitioning to biofuels. As a step toward responsible travel, SAS carbon-offsets all EuroBonus members’ trips on SAS flights. Youth tickets also include free carbon offsetting and travelers can choose to pay for carbon offset.
Sustainability is wholly integrated in SEB’s business activities, with a focus on four success factors:
• Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to drive sustainable economic development and contribute to creating new jobs and growth in society.
• Contributing to reorienting capital flows to low-carbon and sustainable activities in order to increase the share of positive impact financing and positively impact customers’ sustainability focus.
• Having a comprehensive and competitive offering with environmental, social and governance factors fully integrated into all investment processes.
• Understanding our customers’ needs and preferences in the transition to a more sustainable society, enabled by engaged and knowledgeable employees.
From the projects we build and develop to the innovative, sustainable solutions we use to deliver them, Skanska builds for a better society. Our longtime leadership in green construction provides us with the expertise needed to help our customers deliver leading edge environmental ambitions, while also supporting the communities they serve. This enables us to be a better neighbor in the communities in which we work, and guides us in the efficient use of natural resources. Skanska is also committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which there is mutual respect for the diversity of all employee backgrounds.
At Spotify, we know that art has the power to be a transformative cultural force. And culture is the force that binds us all—no matter who we are or where we're from—in a shared human experience. Spotify looks at sustainability and social impact holistically, from our company policies to amplifying unheard voices on our platform, to our role in advocating for positive social change.
Strong social engagement and clear values distinguish Swedbank as a bank. Contributing to solving societal challenges was the objective why the savings banks were formed almost 200 years ago. And this is still our mission. We have a great responsibility and opportunity to contribute to sustainable development in society.
As a major player in the financial market, Swedbank can play a part in financing future sustainable innovations. At the same time, by factoring sustainability risks into the decisions, the bank can reduce social and ecological risks and contribute to a more sustainable business community. In all our work, we take economic, social and environmental aspects into account, and we integrate issues such as human rights, environment and anti-corruption into business decisions. This supports risk management and creates value for our stakeholders.