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With a deep commitment to sustainability, Sweden is one of the countries leading the way in implementing innovative measures that promote environmentally-friendly living. Its strong ethos of sustainability serves as an inspiration for other countries to adopt similar practices. 


Sweden’s commitment to sustainability 

Sweden consistently tops the charts as one of the most Sustainable Countries in the World, as confirmed by Robeco’s renowned Country Sustainability Ranking study. It’s no surprise that living sustainably comes naturally to most Swedes. With easy access to the natural world, Swedes are naturally inclined to make green choices. In fact, sustainability is more than just a choice for them – it’s a guiding principle that influences their decisions. This commitment to sustainability is supported by stringent policies, and Sweden has already surpassed its 2020 target of ensuring that 50% of the energy that it produces is renewable.  


What measures are Swedish companies taking to fulfil the country’s commitment to sustainability? 

Swedish companies, under the guidance of the Swedish Government, recognize the positive impact of sustainable business practices on the environment, society, and the economy. They not only focus on reducing emissions, but also strive for equal opportunities for all and actively involve local communities in their initiatives. Furthermore, they are paving the way to a more circular economy, advocating for products to be shared, leased, rented, reused, repaired, refurbished, or recycled for as long as possible. 


K2’s commitment to sustainability  

K2 has a focused and integrated approach to working on sustainability, one which aligns with the UN’s guiding principles – these include Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. 

Working with its emissions assessment partner, Carbon Footprint Ltd, K2 is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by establishing a baseline and assessing emissions across its supply chain. Across all operations globally, K2’s waste and recycling initiatives in its corporate offices have led to education campaigns in both sustainable purchasing and reducing waste.  

As a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), K2 is working with reputable provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis, to help assess its governance programme and supply chain. K2’s 2023 sustainability commitments include the publication of an initial UNGC Communication on Progress, and aligning with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).  

K2’s approach to sustainability is one of openness, with K2 Sustainability Champions in place across teams worldwide. K2 works to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard in order to ensure that we are leveraging the full might of its talent base. Committed to delivering meaningful reductions, K2 aims to inspire colleagues to work more sustainably, collaborating with partners, clients and the wider industry, as well as using academic research to guide its journey towards its sustainability goals.     

Learn more about ESG and Sustainability at K2 HERE.