The Haga Initiative is a business network that strives to reduce the business sector’s climate impact. The network includes: AkzoNobel, Axfood, Coca-Cola Enterprises Sweden, Folksam, Fortum Värme, Green Cargo, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, HKScan Sweden, Preem, Siemens, Stena Recycling and Sveaskog.
Haga Initiative was initiated in late 2010. Today the network consists of fifteen companies; AkzoNobel, Axfood, Coca-Cola Enterprises Sverige, Folksam, Fortum Värme, Green Cargo, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, HKScan Sweden, Preem, Siemens, Stena Recycling and Sveaskog.
The Haga Initiative wants to reduce the carbon emissions of the business sector, highlight the climate issue as one of the most important future issues, and act as a role model for companies that take active responsibility for the climate. The companies in the network have set their own climate goals to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020. By showing that ambitious climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability, the Haga Initiative wants to drive the business sector in the direction needed to meet the overall climate goals and achieve a long-term sustainable society.
Representing companies that take active climate responsibility, the network also wants to launch climate-positive initiatives that lie beyond the traditional responsibility of the member companies and that lead to changes in behaviour of customers, suppliers, employees, competitors and politicians.
The Haga Initiative as a name has great symbolic value due to the fact that the Haga Ecopark in Stockholm is an important carbon sink and a beautiful park with its famous Butterfly House. In addition, it is a place where important political issues have been discussed. The Haga Ecopark thereby sums up what the Haga Initiative wants to achieve.