The WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is given in collaboration with the City of Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland and several partner companies.
The aim is to encourage continued improvement and acknowledge strategic work in sustainable development, both nationally and internationally. The prize, the value of which amounts to SEK 1 million, has been awarded every year since 2000.
The City of Gothenburg is responsible for the majority of community services in your area. The most important areas are preschool and school, social services and care of the elderly.
Region Västra Götaland’s assignment and vision is to contribute to a thriving Västra Götaland region; that is, to make it a good place to live and work for present and future generations. Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with just over 50 000 employees, it is one of Sweden’s biggest employers.
Andra AP-fonden manages about SEK 280 billion and is one of the so-called buffer funds in the Swedish pension system. The government has instructed the fund to create the best possible return while maintaining a low risk level.
Carl Bennet AB is a principal owner of the Getinge and Arjo medical technology groups, the Elanders logistics group and the Lifco industry and trade group.
The Elanders Group is a global supplier of integrated solutions in supply chain management, print & packaging and e-commerce. The Group operates in some 20 countries on four continents, with the most important markets being China, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Our major customers are active in the areas of automotive, electronics, fashion & lifestyle, industrial and health care & life science.
The Peab Group is one of the leading Nordic construction and civil engineering companies with about 15 000 employees and SEK 50 billion in net sales. The Group has strategically located offices in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The company headquarters are in Förslöv on the Bjäre peninsula in southern Sweden. Peab is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.
SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany, the bank’s operations have a strong focus on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. SEB has more than 4 million customers and about 17 000 employees.
The SKF Group is the world’s leading supplier of products, solutions and services in the area of rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, service and lubrication systems. SKF offers services such as technical support, maintenance, condition monitoring and training. The Group is globally certified according to the environmental management system ISO 14001 as well as the international standard for health and safety management OHSAS 18001. SKF is included in Dow Jones’ Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index.
Handelsbanken is a full-service bank with a nationwide branch network in Sweden, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1871 and currently has almost 12 000 employees working in more than 20 countries. Handelsbanken’s goal is to have higher profitability than the average of peer banks in its home markets. This goal is mainly to be achieved by having more satisfied customers and lower costs than those of competitors. The bank’s view is that responsible actions are essential to long-term value creation. Long-term business relationships, low risk-taking and cost-awareness are cornerstones of Handelsbanken’s business culture, as they form the basis for successful banking operations to be run in a responsible, sustainable manner.
KPA Pension is the leading pensions company in the local authority sector. The company is entrusted with the pensions of over one million people. Since 1922 when the company was founded and insured 400 people in 11 towns, its activities have multiplied manifold. The company currently manages the pensions of over one million employees of local authorities and county councils (in fact the employees of 80% of Sweden’s local authorities and all of its county councils). KPA Pension does not believe in quick deals but operates in a much more long-term manner, and thus invests pension funds in ways that generate good, long-term returns. The Folksam insurance company owns 60% of KPA Pension and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions the remaining 40%.
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation. It has 13 departments and coordinates Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10 300 full-time students and 3 100 employees.
KF Fastigheter owns retail properties, land and real estate for development worth just over SEK 2 billion. The business is focused on developing properties and land ownership in an ethical and sustainable manner. The largest projects includes 6 000-7 000 accommodations. KF Fastigheter is a subsidiary of KF, Kooperativa förbundet.
Akademiska Hus is one of the largest property companies in Sweden and by focusing on universities and colleges they build and manage sustainable knowledge environments that satisfy many aspects of life. Their extensive experience and focus on trends in the academic world allow them to build both innovatively and for the long term. At present, Akademiska Hus currently has a property portfolio valued at SEK 81 billion and a turnover of SEK 5.9 billion. To meet future demand, the company has planned, decided and implemented projects worth SEK 17 billion. This is how Akademiska Hus contributes to a wiser Sweden.