Sustainability - Sweden
Corporate social responsibly
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is described as a voluntary responsibility in addition to the requirements stipulated in national legislation and includes human rights, environmental issues and social rights.
The mandatory laws in this area can also serve as a starting point for the voluntary initiatives in companies aimed at developing a sustainable environment:
The law requires businesses to comply with minimum social and environmental rules.
Quality and environmental management
There are a number of organisations with a regulatory function offering product labelling services in accordance with various criteria.
CE mark (EU labelling for safety, environment and health)
KRAV mark (ecological products)
Swan (Svanen) (Nordic Council of Ministers' eco-labelling)
Swallow (Svalan) (asthma and allergy association label)
Fair trade labelling (fairer trade with the third world)
The Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) provides information and supplies materials about Swedish standards for each sector, the global ISO standard and the European CEN standard.
Information on the bodies that can issue certificates for products and processes is available from the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC).
There are various authorities that contribute information, programmes and activities to support CSR work. More information can be found on their respective websites.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency manages the environmental and climate improvement investment programmes Klimp and LIP.
Check also the legislation on this topic in: