“A business cannot succeed in a society that fails to succeed"
As a company, we feel it is important to accept our share of responsibility for our city, Gothenburg. We have therefore, as part of our community involvement, chosen to sponsor local organisations and activities, enabling us to follow their work closely.
One of our partners, Göteborgs Räddningsmission (Gothenburg Rescue Mission), helps people on the fringes of society. We help by donating leftover food to its café in central Gothenburg, sponsoring its concerts, and organising collections of Christmas gifts for the homeless and needy. We buy locally produced, eco-labelled products, such as jams, marmalades and fruit juices, from Björlanda Rectory, where the Mission runs a live-in centre with an organic market garden.
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers make up a meeting place for many different nationalities and we have therefore chosen to engage in the social outreach organisation, My Life, which works to integrate people of foreign background into the Swedish labour market. In this activity, our own employees act as mentors for people taking part in the training programme.
We are also very keen to help children and young people. In line with this we support the non-profit organisation BRIS (Children's Rights in Society). BRIS has been doing important work helping distressed children and adolescents ever since it started up in 1971. Its work is carried out quietly and with great dedication.
Jenny Jardefur, Information Officer,
Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
More Facts - Community Involvement
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is partnered with the following organisations in its CSR work:
Gothenburg Rescue Mission and Mitt Liv.
Please contact us with any comments, questions, queries or suggestions regarding our CSR work.
All the images on the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre's CSR pages have a local connection.
Photography: Matto Fredriksson, Niklas Wennberg, Martin Örnroth, Carina Gran.