Atea honored to participate in Global Child Forum

Atea ASA was today granted the honor of participating in the Global Child Forum, a non-profit organization founded by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. This forum was started in 2009 to advance the rights of children in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Global Child Forum event will be hosted by their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden at The Royal Palace, Stockholm, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. The event is invitation-only but will be Livestreamed starting at 9am CET at www.globalchildforum.org

Atea is one of a select number of organizations to be invited to participate in this forum. In recent years, Atea has been recognized for its corporate social responsibility practices by several third-party groups, including Global Child Forum, the Swedish Competition Authority and EcoVadis.  In 2016, Atea was recognized as an industry leader for Children’s Rights by the Global Child Forum. In 2017, Atea was awarded the highest possible rating, “GOLD”, for its sustainability practices by EcoVadis. The company has also been recognized for its sustainability initiatives within electronics recycling and supply chain monitoring.

“We’re delighted that Atea will be participating in the Global Child Forum,” says Dr. Fiona Rotberg, Global Child Forum’s Research Director. “Atea exhibits a strong commitment to children’s rights through lifting these issues to the highest level of their corporate governance and ensuring that children’s rights are at the heart of their policies and practices.”

As part of Atea’s participation in the Global Child Forum 2018, the company’s Group Sustainability Officer, Andreas Rydell, was invited to The Royal Palace of Stockholm for the event led by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. “The Global Child Forum makes a powerful contribution towards social justice and we are honored to be recognized and selected to participate in its meaningful work,” commented Andreas Rydell.

For further information, please contact:
Robert Giori, CFO Atea ASA, mobile +47 934 09 188

About Atea 
Atea is the leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions with 6,900 employees. Atea is present in 87 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assists its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services. Atea had revenue of approximately NOK 32 billion in 2017 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. www.atea.com  

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