Final conference summarized the project Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future2022-12-16
For three years, we have had the privilege of collaborating on a wide range of sustainability issues with some of the large and small industries in Umeå within the framework of the Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future project. The project has focused on developing an innovation process and within this process working with different cases to reduce the CO2 footprint [...]
Final conference of the project Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future2022-11-16
The Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future project will summarise the results and insights generated during the project at a final conference. An inspiring day of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and networking in the spirit of sustainability for the Umeå region's small, medium and large industrial companies. The conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd Nov 12.00-16:30 at Great Hub City Kungsgatan 63, Umeå. Entrance from the pedestrian street. We offer lunch [...]
Strong interest in sustainable skills supply2022-06-23
On Thursday 19 May, the Västerbotten Chamber of Commerce organised a skills supply day with Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future as the main partners. In total, the event attracted nearly 80 managers and employees working with skills supply, recruitment and training. Common challenges and insights The event was initiated by the needs expressed by several companies within the Future Industrial Environments in combination with the Västerbotten Chamber of Commerce's mission in competence supply
Gender equality and diversity for attractive workplaces2021-12-14
What is the current situation regarding gender equality and diversity within Västerbotten's industrial companies and what is needed to create attractive workplaces? This was the question in the survey of the equality situation that has now been carried out within Västerbotten's industrial and forestry companies. The goal was to identify important efforts regarding gender equality and diversity in the industrial sector in Västerbotten going forward. The results were completed in autumn 2021 [...]
Needs analysis points to paradigm shift for sustainability even in smaller companies2021-11-12
The sustainability issue is extremely topical for most companies. From being partly outside the boardroom and looking at business plans and governance, sustainability today is an important sub-area in connection with profitability, quality, efficiency and work environment. In a recent report published in November 2021, the project Future Sustainable Industrial Environments together with North Sweden [...]
New innovation process for sustainable development in collaboration2021-06-22
How can industrial companies of all sizes work together for increased sustainability and find concrete and innovative solutions in a smooth and effective way? This is one of the main issues for which the project Future Sustainable Industrial Environments and the viable business hub initiative have now developed a process.
ABB makes a difference with new sustainability strategy2021-05-10
Environmental degradation and overuse of earth's resources endanger the health and prospects of many people around the world. In its new sustainability strategy, ABB wants to make its stand to create a more sustainable society. "As a major player, we have the opportunity to make a difference," says Johan Granström, business developer at ABB. ABB's sustainability strategy as [...]
New system helps Ålö keep a close eye on the work environment2021-03-31
Ålös free system work environment work has made it easier to report incidents, analyze and follow up. "The system supports us in the systematic work environment work, helps us keep track of what to do," says Tina Björkman, HR Manager at Ålö. Ålö works systematically to achieve a good organizational, social and physical work environment. The company performs [...]
Umeå Energi wants to change the legislation – no one should be able to dump waste2021-03-08
Umeå Energi is part of a collaboration with other district heating companies that want to work for responsible waste management. The aim is, among other things, to change the legislation so that rogue operators do not have the opportunity to dump waste instead of taking care of it.
"We have the resources to change"2021-01-22
We have the resources to influence the future in a positive direction – and we must take that opportunity! This is the view of Johanna Hallin, CEO of Pondus Kommunikation, who lectured on overall sustainability and system perspective in practice.
Sustainability mapping in Umeå2020-12-14
What is the current situation for sustainability and climate impact in the Umeå region? This is one of the questions that the project Sustainable Industrial Environments of the Future will investigate in the coming months.
ABB ranked as one of the world's most sustainable companies2020-11-22
ABB has ranked 30th on the Wall Street Journal's list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world
Forest industry gathers strength for greater equality2020-11-20
The forestry sector should be an attractive workplace for all. This is the view of the Forest Technical Cluster, which recently conducted a gender audit and signed a letter of intent together with the Forest County of Västerbotten to act for future gender equality.