What is the Haga Initiative?

The Haga Initiative is a network of companies that work to reduce carbon emissions from the business sector and highlight the climate issue by showing that ambitious climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability.

Who are the members?

The Haga Initiative consists of fifteen companies: AkzoNobel, Axfood, Coca-Cola European Partners Sweden, Folksam, Fortum Heat, Green Cargo, HKScan Sweden, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, Preem, Siemens, Stena Recycling and Sveaskog.

Who can join?

Members of the Haga Initiative are companies who take responsibility for the climate and see the business benefits of reducing carbon emissions. They are prepared to show leadership and set a good example. Companies whose industries are not already represented in the Haga Initiative are particularly interesting as potential members.

What is required from our member companies?

Companies whose industry is not already represented in the Haga Initiative are welcome to apply directly to the Program Director. Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

•                    CEO and management team take active climate responsibility

•                    Firmly established and ambitious climate strategy

•                    Calculate and disclose climate impact

•                    Downward trend regarding carbon emissions

•                    Goal to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020

•                    Fossil fuel free by 2030

Is it only companies that can join the network?

Yes, but the network is happy to cooperate with other organizations.

Is it only Swedish companies that can join the network?

The Haga Initiative is open to all companies. To date, we have been focusing on companies based in Sweden.

What should small companies or organisations that want to join the Haga Initiative do?

Get in touch and see if collaboration is possible. It may also be a good idea to read our newsletter, check our website and keep in touch with us via Twitter and Facebook to see what opportunities may arise.

When was the network founded?

The Haga Initiative was founded in December 2010.

Is the Haga Initiative mainly a way to market climate-committed companies?

To achieve the Haga Initiative’s vision of “a profitable business sector without climate impact,” we sim to spotlight companies that are climate-committed and want to inspire other companies to take the same steps and help us meet the Paris agreement. We need more companies who dare speak about their efforts to reduce their climate impact.

What happens in the Haga Initiative?

The Haga Initiative arranges breakfast meetings and seminars, produces reports and the member companies network with each other. You will find external activities under News.

Why do we need the Haga Initiative?

There is a need for more companies that show that climate impact can be decreased whilst profitability is still increased, this is what the companies in the Haga Initiative do. We hope this can inspire other companies. Far too many people describe the difficulties when it comes to mitigation and adaptation, we choose to highlight the possibilities.

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