Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

Chinese built bridge in Norway opened for traffic

Norway’s second largest bridge, Hålogaland Bridge, opened on 9 december. Chinese company Sichuan Road and Bridge Group delivered the steel constructions and was responsible for the mounting of the bridge, according to Life in Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg cut the ribbon on the Hålogaland Bridge and despite cold weather, many locals came out…

Slush Academy announced

Slush Academy was announced during the opening ceremony of the Finnish startup and investor event Slush in Helsinki on 4 December. Slush Academy will start out as a summer program for the 10–30 most entrepreneurial students from the top universities of Europe, Asia and North America, according to Slush. The students will have access to…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

Bio and Circular Finland program launched

Business Finland has launched the Bio and Circular Finland program which aims to make Finland a forerunner in the circular economy. The circular economy is an opportunity for the industries traditionally important to Finland, but also opens incredible opportunities for a new kind of business. The expected volume of the four-year program is EUR 300…