Swedish-Australian Chamber of Commerce

09/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2021 04:59

SACC Sustainability Committee Update


Since the beginning of the year, sustainability has been in focus for SACC and after almost ten months into the year, the work carried out by the committee has begun to take shape and gain momentum. The interest among the Swedish companies has been great and today we have about ten companies that are involved and contribute to the committee's work.

The vision of taking a leadership role in advancing sustainability actions in Australia has grown stronger and increased knowledge of how both Australia and Sweden work with these important issues have been highlighted with the help of several guest speakers resulting in fruitful discussions.

In recent months, the committee has also conducted several online events, including an online event together with the Embassy of Sweden Canberra.

On September 7, the Embassy of Sweden and the committee arranged an online event about roadmaps for fossil free competitiveness with Fossil Free Sweden and industry representatives from the Swedish Construction and Civil Engineering sector and the Swedish Recycling sector.

Another successful event was the SACC Virtual Executive Forum on September 14, with the keynote speaker Rob Gell AM, Environmental Geographer, Founder and Director of ReThink Sustainability. Rob gave an outlook on global sustainability trends and what will drive change in the term 'business as usual' and what trends will impact Australia. The session also included interactive discussions with the participants giving them the opportunity to ask questions.

With the solid foundation created by the committee, we will continue our work within the sustainability arena and through external communication, we will share best practices, good ideas and knowledge with the Australian audience.

If you would like to find out more about the SACC Sustainability Committee please contact Committee Chair Carin Varverud Härdin or SACC General Manager Camilla Jennings.