Swedish–Australian sustainability committee launches

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022

Swedish–Australian sustainability committee launches

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC), an organisation focused on supporting Swedish–Australian business and trade, has launched a sustainability committee to advocate Australian corporations to take an active approach to a net zero economy and to champion sustainable business practices.

The SACC Sustainability Committee consists of 14 companies: ABB, Alfa Laval, AstraZeneca, Getinge, H&M, IKEA Australia, Sandvik, Serneke, Tetra Pak, Volvo Group Australia, BCSD Australia, Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce.

The sustainability best practices will be sourced from these businesses and include ABB’s utilisation of carbon neutral technology, IKEA’s adoption of renewable and recyclable materials and Tetra Pak’s development of sustainable packaging.

“Sweden is recognised as one of the most sustainable countries in the world,” said Camilla Jennings, General Manager of the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce.

“The Swedish government has set ambitious goals for sustainability, including going fossil-free by 2045 and 100% renewable energy.

“This ambition extends to the Swedish corporate sector as well, and so we are seeing a lot of innovative practices that are driving real and tangible results in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals such as reduction of carbon emissions and driving equality in the workplace.”

To read more about the SACC Sustainable Committee online, visit: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/46052-2/.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Ana Gram

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