Ratos company Speed Group wins the Stora Hållbarhetspriset sustainability award
Speed Group named winner of the Stora Hållbarhetspriset award for 2022. The prize is awarded by Borås Näringsliv (the Borås local business association), the University of Borås, the City of Borås and Sparbanken Sjuhärad through its owner foundation.
Speed won the prize, with the following citation: “With a clear focus on the environment that is central to the customer dialogue, and with the largest rooftop photovoltaic system in the Nordics, this year’s winner is growing quickly. The 2022 Stora Hållbarhetspriset recipient has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by no later than 2025. Suppliers for this year’s prize-winner must meet requirements for more sustainable materials, energy solutions, transportation and work clothes. Through initiatives both large and small, the winner makes a difference and demonstrates that ecological, social and financial responsibility can go hand in hand. The winner of this year’s prize intends to support innovations related to the environment and contribute to a more inclusive local community where children and young people have a fair chance. Based on its long-term and goal-oriented sustainability agenda, the jury awards the Stora Hållbarhetspriset to Speed Group.
“Sustainability is a prerequisite for remaining an attractive employer and continuing to provide an attractive customer offering. Speed Group has integrated sustainability into its core operations in an exemplary manner. Speed Group is honoured to receive this award,” says Christian Johansson Gebauer, Chairman of the Board of Speed Group and President, Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos.
“It’s incredibly exciting to win a prestigious award like the Stora Hållbarhetspriset and validation that our focus on sustainability is making a difference. Sustainability permeates everything we do and it’s gratifying to see that employees in every department share this mindset. This distinction is a source of pride for Speed Group and will spur everyone to continue this important work,” says Jesper Andersson, CEO of Speed Group.
About the Stora Hållbarhetspriset sustainability award
The Stora Hållbarhetspriset was established in 2021 by Borås Näringsliv, the University of Borås, the City of Borås and Sparbanken Sjuhärad through its owner foundation to inspire and encourage sustainable development that generates growth.
About Speed Group
Speed offers sustainable, flexible and innovative solutions to complex logistics and staffing challenges. Sustainability permeates the entire business, and the aim is to be carbon neutral by 2025. Speed has its head office in Borås, Sweden, and logistics centres in Borås, Gothenburg and Stockholm covering a combined total of more than 220,000 square metres. The company has sales of just over SEK 1.2 billion and approximately 1,500 employees.
For further information, please contact:
Josefine Uppling, VP Communication, Ratos, +46 76 114 54 21
Ratos is a business group consisting of 16 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. In total 2021, the companies have approximately SEK 30 billion in net sales. Our business concept is to own and develop companies that are or can become market leaders. We have a distinct corporate culture and strategy – everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and It’s All About People. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas.