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Greencarrier and Solvatten in collaboration for safe water and better lives

Solvatten is a social enterprise making portable solar powered jerry cans for heating and treating water. By
working together in partnership with governments, local organisations and corporations, Solvatten aims to better
the lives of millions of people living off-grid. Solvatten has since start reached +300.000 people living in +20
countries where the need is great.

-“Being sustainable in business means that we at Greencarrier care for our company, the people in it and for
our customers and partners. But also that we take a larger responsibility than that, for the society in general and
the future health of our planet. Joining forces with Solvatten and providing them with our sustainable logistics
solutions, means that we directly contribute to their vision of a world where everyone can live a healthy and
worthy life and that we can combine our business knowledge with our social and environmental goals.” says
Stefan Björk, founder and owner of Greencarrier.

The Greencarrier Group is one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specialising in global,
sustainable logistics solutions. Every year we set aside 1% of our profit to the Greencarrier Spirit Fund,
funding local and global initiatives to make improvements for the environment and the society.

-“Our mission is to have reached 1 million families by 2030. To be able to achieve this we need the power of
collaboration, so we are happy to see Greencarrier also sharing our vision about a sustainable future for all.” says
Petra Wadström, CEO and Founder of Solvatten.’

-“We look for long term relationships with partners who share our values and mindset. Our approach to business
and challenges is “Yes, it’s possible!”. By creating clean water with clean energy directly in the homes of
families in areas where safe water is not a given, Solvatten takes a big global challenge and comes up with an
innovative solution truly showing that it is possible! We are very happy to collaborate with them and being able
to provide a better future for so many women and families.” says Stefan Björk.

About the technology:

Solvatten Safe Water System is a combined portable water treatment and water heater system that has
been designed for life off-grid. It is an easy to use system that combines natural UV, built-in turbulence,
and filtration to clean water on a household level. All that is needed is sunlight.

Press release:

Greencarrier and Solvatten in collaboration for safe water and better lives

Source: Solvatten ®

Greencarrier Spirit Initiatives

If you want to know more about our Greencarrier Spirit initiatives, read this blog post to see some other examples of what we do. You can also learn more about our Greencarrier Spirit in our sustainability report.

Our Spirit – The first sustainability report for the Greencarrier Group

“Sustainability for me is taking long term respon­sibility for the world around me and the people in it. To put it really simple – it is about caring.” says Stefan Björk, founder and owner of Greencarrier.

“This means that I want us at Greencarrier to care for our company and the people who work here, as well as for our customers and partners. But also for the people around us, the society and the planet. We call this long term commitment and sustainable approach to what we do, the Greencarrier Spirit.”

Our work with sustainability has been ongoing for many years, but this is our first sustainability report, which summarises our sustainability work for 2017.

We are proud to share our work, and hope that you will enjoy getting to know more about our Greencarrier Spirit!

Find the full report here, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you want to learn more.

How we take responsibility for the environment

Environmental protection is an increasingly pressing issue all over the world. Every business today needs to consider how they can contribute to a more sustainable future. Being a logistics and transport company is no exception. This is what we do.

The Greencarrier Spirit fund – a commitment to sustainability projects

As transports have a significant impact on the environment, we think it’s extra important to make sure we reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible.

Therefore, in 2011, we decided to start a CSR fund that we call the Greencarrier Spirit fund. A part of the Greencarrier Group’s profit is assigned to CSR projects and everyone in the group can apply for support from this fund.

The aim is to promote commitment to sustainability projects and create good examples of how we work with sustainability, both locally and globally. The Greencarrier Spirit fund is open for all types of CSR activities, but we want to give special encouragement to environmental projects.

Environmental Review and Ambitions

This spring we have performed an environmental review in our group to find out how we can improve our environmental impact and increase our knowledge and awareness about the environment. With this as a foundation we can now take the next step.

How we engage and take care of the environment

As we believe it’s important for us to be involved in environmental issues, we engage and take care of the environment on many levels.

Improving our environmental impact
Considering transportation’s significant environmental impact, we strive to reduce the use of resources and prevent pollution of the air, water and soil and thereby constantly improving our environmental performance. We calculate emissions and evaluate our largest suppliers.

Increasing knowledge and awareness about the environment
Our ambition is to stimulate each employee to increase their knowledge about environmental issues, and be aware of the environmental aspects of their duties. We are introducing environmental training for all staff.

Communicating how we take responsibility for the environment
In order to spread knowledge about our environmental work we continuously communicate this work both internally and externally. (This blog article is one way of doing that!).

Involving everyone and complying with laws as a minimum
Customers, suppliers and other partners are, together with our employees, involved in this endeavor. As a minimum, we comply with laws, ordinances, regulations and other requirements. We want to go further than what the legislation requires from us.

Finding more sustainable projects

Our ambition is to increase our efforts to improve our environmental impact by finding more projects to support in this field. Our Greencarrier Spirit fund is one way of doing that.

How do you work to contribute to a greener future?

We’re committed to supporting a sustainable development. Naturally we encourage our customers to do the same! How do you work to contribute to a greener future? Let us know! Please leave a comment in the field below!

/Bengt Erlandsson