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Together we lead the way to

Sustainable industry

Swedish industries have the potential to lead the transition towards a more sustainable world, both inside and outside its borders. Through cooperation within and between value networks, we can achieve the necessary changes – in order to live within our environmental means.

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19% of Swedens's GDP
545 000 people Employment
1 545 billions Export value
54 billions Research and development

Innovation is an existential issue for our generation.

— Darja Isaksson, director general, Vinnova

Swedish industries go global with climate benefits

Sweden has high levels of technical know-how, as well as established value chains for sustainable products. Exporting Swedish products and production methods to the rest of the world can contribute to reducing global emissions in the following two ways:

Climate-smart production

Swedish production is often more resource-efficient and with lower emissions than the equivalent production in many other countries. One important reason for this is that Swedish electricity is virtually fossil-free.

Climate-smart products

Swedish products can be more energy and resource-efficient than equivalent products from abroad. This is due to an efficient use of material and energy resources in the life cycle of production: from design to use, and finally to recycling.

Together we restructure

Swedish industry has already taken important steps towards becoming a resource-efficient and climate-neutral industry. Now, together, we are shifting up a gear and taking it up to the next level. Broad collaborations throughout the value chain help us promoting a cutting-edge Swedish industry creating global climate benefits.

The Swedish business community is at the cutting edge and way ahead of policies when it comes to the journey towards fossil freedom.

— Johan Rockström, Expressen Newspaper

Sweden has strong and competitive
industries throughout the value chain

Having competitive industries throughout the value chain is an essential prerequisite for a successful transition. This means that Sweden meets the conditions to lead the transition. Some examples of our strongest industries are as follows:

The industry creates welfare and job opportunities throughout Sweden

Swedish industry is represented across Sweden and creates important value chains processing products for export. This provides Sweden with unique opportunities to drive through the transition to sustainable welfare.

How we want to contribute to sustainable industry

Swedish industry has the potential to lead the transition to more sustainable industry, both inside and outside its borders.

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