The Haga Initiative was initiated in late 2010. Today the network consists of fifteen companies; AkzoNobel, Axfood, Coca-Cola European Partners Sweden, Folksam, Fortum Värme, Green Cargo, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, HKScan Sweden, Preem, Siemens, Stena Recycling and Sveaskog.
The Haga Initiative wants to reduce the carbon emissions of the business sector, highlight the climate issue as one of the most important future issues, and gather companies that take active responsibility for the climate. The companies in the network have set their own climate goals to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020 and achieve net zero by 2030.
By showing that ambitious climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability, the Haga Initiative wants to drive the business sector in the direction needed to meet the Paris agreement. Further, the Haga Initiative wants to influence policy decisions, having the right goals and incentives is imperative for the business sectors ability to contribute to a rapid climate transformation.
The Haga Initiative as a name has great symbolic value due to the fact that the Haga Ecopark in Stockholm is an important carbon sink and a beautiful park with its famous Butterfly House. In addition, it is a place where important political issues have been discussed. The Haga Ecopark thereby sums up what the Haga Initiative wants to achieve.