Swedavia’s partnerships for increased social responsibility
Swedavia has a strong focus on social engagement and sustainability work and, among other things, partners on a continuous basis with the Swedish Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Passengers also have the opportunity to contribute in various ways thanks to different projects at the airports.
The organisations that Swedavia collaborates with must share Swedavia’s values and meet our specific requirements for ethical standards as well as have connections to our objectives and be an active partner. The organisations must also have locations across Sweden so that it is easy to launch partnerships locally.
Today Swedavia works in close, long-term collaboration mostly with the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Swedavia also gives passengers an opportunity to contribute during their journey, and with combined forces more than 2 million Swedish kronor has been collected since 2014.
Examples of collection drives and partnerships in 2015 and 2014
- So far this year (September 11, 2015), 53 tonnes of recyclable empty cans have been collected from all of Swedavia’s airports, which has generated 300,000 Swedish kronor for Doctors Without Borders.
- Passengers’ lost property is given to the Red Cross, which they pick up, sort, clean and sell in their Kupan shops. This generated some 600,000 kronor from December 2014 to July 2015.
- At Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter, there are collection boxes where passengers can donate leftover currency after their trip. In 2014, the currency collection boxes provided 1.2 million kronor in donations to the Red Cross.
- At Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter, passengers can also play the cult video games Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaga, with all money collected going to the Red Cross. See the video about the Charity Arcade here: https://youtu.be/9eIRP68PQvo
- Arbetsförmedlingen. Through this partnership with the Swedish public employment agency, Swedavia takes part in solutions concerning important social issues and contributes to progress in the regions we operate in as well as in society in general.
- Tekniksprånget. By taking part in the internship programme Tekniksprånget, Swedavia helps to ensure a new generation of engineers and thus enhance Sweden’s future.
- Members of ECPAT. Membership in the children’s rights organisation involves promoting the spread of information, which we do in part by informing our employees about ECPAT’s important work.
Swedavia’s social responsibility is based on:
- our values
- our Code of Conduct
- our gender equality plan