Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…

Denmark enchace green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…

Norwegian Embassy Bangkok met Multiconsult

On 22 April, Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Mr. Vegard Holmelid, had a meeting at the Embassy with representatives from the Norwegian engineering consultancy company Multiconsult. In the meeting, the many possibilities for closer Thai-Norwegian cooperation within the energy sector were discussed, as well as how the Embassy can contribute in this regard, reports the Norwegian Embassy…

Palm oil industry needs sustainability, not boycotting

The consumption of palm oil is on the rise and this adds a serious threat to the climate and many endangered species. Palm oil is found in almost half of all consumables in supermarkets, and boycotting is not the solution. Experts call for a sustainable palm oil production. It is almost that season again. The…

Danish-supported new Indonesia marine plastic debris report

With Danish support, the World Bank and Indonesia has provided, in a new report launched in late February, important recommendations on how to combat the issue of marine plastic debris in Indonesia. A government cooperation between Indonesia and Denmark will focus on national policies and regulations for reduction and treatment of solid waste. Source: Embassy…

Singapore delegation visited Stockholm Arlanda, Swedavia

A delegation with representatives from organisations such as Singapore Airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport have visited Swedavia to learn more about the airport’s work to reduce its climate impact, with bio aviation fuel being a key factor. The delegation also made a visit to Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s fuel depot to…