Sweco joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sweco has joined as a new member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), one of the world's most influential sustainability organizations. The membership will give Sweco, the first Swedish consulting company to join, the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future for business alongside 200 leading international corporations.

“We are excited to join the WBCSD and connect with a global coalition of more than 200 companies that advocate for progress on sustainable development. The membership is an acknowledgement of Sweco’s long-term commitment to creating sustainable business for clients all over the world,” says Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO of Sweco.

Peter Bakker, WBCSD President, emphasizes Sweco’s position as market leader in the Nordic region with an international team of engineers, architects and environmental experts working together to create sustainable development solutions that contribute to a sustainable society.

“This is a company that has incorporated sustainable business practices inside and out, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome Sweco as a member of the WBCSD,” says Peter Bakker.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO­led organization of forward­thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the Council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Leveraging its strong relationships with stakeholders as the leading advocate for business, the council helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.

For further information please contact:

Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO of Sweco, tel: +46 8 695 66 60, +46 70 552 92 75, tomas.carlsson@sweco.se

Andreas Gyllenhammar, Sustainability Manager at Sweco, tel: +46 63-685 50 37, +46 70-679 72 25 andreas.gyllenhammar@sweco.se

Caroline Baldwin, WBCSD media relations, tel: +31 (0)6 2224 2727, cbaldwin@outreachstrategies.com

Sweco is an international consulting group with combined expertise in consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco has annual sales of approximately SEK 7.5 billion and around 7,800 employees in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. The company has projects currently underway in some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

About Us

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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