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An African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This is relevant in this case – and we need to go far!
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Lars Andersson - Country Director Nordics, AkzoNobel
Many solutions to mitigate climate change can be found within the chemical sector. At AkzoNobel, we have the knowledge and innovation power that is key for achieving sustainable development in many of the industries that use our products. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we make sure to create more value from fewer resources.
Klas Balkow - President CEO, Axfood AB
First and foremost, we have to work with our own business. In this case, it comes down to decreasing energy consumption, making our transports more efficient and reducing food waste.
Pierre Decroix - CEO, Coca-Cola European Partner Sweden
Responsible resource management is a hygiene factor for the entire global Coca-Cola system, just as much when it comes to energy and transport to when it comes to water, ingredients and packaging. It is a part of our business model and a prerequisite for us to maintain our “license to operate” in over 200 countries. In Sweden we have extra focus on the climate issue and we see positive results so far. Cooperation in the Haga Initiative is part of our continued work towards our challenging climate goals, and a way to show the path forward to others.
Jens Henriksson - CEO, Folksam
Folksam has a long tradition of “doing well”, but sustainability is to me more brains than heart. We want to pursue good business that creates value for our owners, the customers, in the long run. In practice, this means we will set high standards for quality and resource efficiency in everything from capital administration and settlement of claims to energy consumption within our own business. This contributes to Folksam’s financial strength.
Anders Egelrud - CEO, Fortum Värme
The possibilities for district heating are huge. We aim for a fossil free and climate neutral production. District heating is the most resource-saving and efficient way to make use of energy which will otherwise be wasted, it contributes to the development of sustainable cities, and makes it easier to reach the climate goals set out by the European Union.
Jan Kilström - CEO, Green Cargo
We help our customers reach their climate goals by offering transports with low CO2 emissions. I am convinced the climate issue will keep growing in importance. Therefore, Green Cargo includes sustainability as a core practice in our business.
Johan Skoglund - President and CEO, JM
Our product, housing, is sustainable and will stand for at least 100 years. We need to look far ahead when planning and our qualifications need to be able to meet the qualifications of the future. We want to serve as a role model within our industry. When we do, we are perceived as serious and responsible, both as a company and as an employer.
Per-Olof Nyman - President and CEO, Lantmännen
Sustainable business development is one of our strategic focus areas in order to increase our profitability until 2020, and we observe an increased interest among our customers in the production process from ground to table. Cooperation throughout the entire production chain with our customers and suppliers is a key to success. There still remains potential to develop resource efficiency further, for instance in how we manage heat waste and to increase the use of bio fuels.
Lars Appelqvist - CEO, Löfbergs
To take responsibility for people and the environment is a given to me and my colleagues. Through the Haga Initiative, we can share experiences and learn from each other, while showing others that it is profitable to be climate responsible.
Thomas Kelly - CEO, McDonald’s Sverige
Sofia Hyléen Toresson - CEO, HKScan Sweden
Our biggest challenge is to work closely with our suppliers in issues relating to how they can reduce their climate impact. We recognize the potential in this area and we have plenty of good examples we would like to emphasize so that more people and companies can benefit from reducing their climate impact, since it also allows for savings and increased competitiveness.
Petter Holland - VD, Preem
Preem’s vision is to lead the transformation towards a sustainable society. Working with sustainability has been an integrated part of our business operation for a long time, and everybody in the company participates in reducing our climate impact. The content of renewable raw material made from Swedish forest industry residues in our fuels has paved the way for the transportation sector in reducing their emissions. By becoming a member in the Haga Initiaive, we have a strong platform together with other companies to show that the industry is part of the solution.
Ulf Troedsson - CEO, Siemens
Siemens is actively working to increase our customers' efficiency while helping them reduce their emissions through sustainable technology solutions in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors. By becoming a member of the Haga Initiative, Siemens and the other member companies that take active responsibility for the climate, have a strong platform from which to show how the industry is part of the solution towards the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Kristofer Sundsgård - CEO, Stena Recycling
Recycling is a powerful part of companies’ sustainability work. What we contribute with in terms of benefits for the climate makes it natural for us to participate in active climate work and the Haga Initiative. Recycling quickly saves large amounts of resources and companies are increasingly concerned with not just treating waste management as a resource but also to communicate the progress, both internally and externally.
Per-Olof Wedin - CEO, Sveaskog
Forest management needs to be better at communicating the forest’s potential when it comes to renewing our society. Therefore we view the Haga Initiative’s focus on opinion formation, discussion and debate on the climate issue, as attractive.