The Haga Initiative was initiated in late 2010. The network consists of thirteen companies; Axfood, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Sweden, Folksam, HKScan Sweden, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, Preem, Stena Recycling, Stockholm Exergi, Sveaskog and Swedbank.
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 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. We believe that high climate ambitions provide great opportunities, create jobs, strengthen the Swedish welfare and make Swedish business more competitive worldwide.
The Haga Initiative as a name has great symbolic value due to the fact that the Haga Park 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.
The Haga Initiative strives towards a profitable business sector without climate impact.
Members of the Haga Initiative act together to create the business conditions needed to reach this goal. Members act as climate action role models within their respective business sectors.
The Haga Initiative operates in the business sector. The network cooperates with politicians and policymakers to improve the prerequisites for increased climate effort in business.
The Haga Initiative member companies have decided to become fossil free within their own operations by 2030. The new targets imply that the members of the initiative will reach zero emissions 15 years before the time frame of the Swedish government’s climate goals. The ambition is to show that Swedish companies can reduce their climate impact while increasing profitability and creating job opportunities, thus contributing to improved welfare.