Axel Johnson becomes main partner to The Global Village and Järvaveckan

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Axel Johnson becomes main partner to The Global Village, the non-profit association behind Järvaveckan – a meeting place for politicians, citizens, trade and industry to talk about integration, diversity, social sustainability and gender equality. In total, Axel Johnson donates up to SEK 4.5 million over a period of three years to The Global Village or a foundation formed by The Global Village.

Järvaveckan is organized for the third consecutive year with the aim of reducing the distance between the elected politicians and citizens. By reducing the distance between people and electorate, better conditions are created for all citizens to engage in social issues and put their priorities on the political agenda.

"Inclusion and integration is one of the most important issues for Sweden in the coming years, and companies have a responsibility in this matter. The Global Village is a foresighted organization that has the potential to influence, starting in the Järva area, but eventually in several parts of Sweden. As a partner to The Global Village or a foundation formed by The Global Village, we want to support them in their work on inclusion, integration, diversity, social sustainability and gender equality, and we believe and hope that Järvaveckan will be Sweden's most important meeting place for questions concerning diversity and inclusion, " said Caroline Berg, Chairman Axel Johnson.

"Axel Johnson is a precursor in working with sustainable development from a social perspective, showing courage and willingness to change by running a number of projects to contribute to integration. We are incredibly happy and grateful for Axel Johnson's long-term partnership, " said Ahmed Abdirahman, founder of The Global Village and initiator of Järvaveckan.

Axel Johnson will be at Järvaveckan between 9-17 June 2018 at Spånga IP.


For further information, please contact:
Kerem Yazgan, Executive Vice President Sustainability and Communications
+46 70 289 29 99


070-289 29 99

Axel Johnson is one of the Nordic region’s leading trading groups which builds and develops businesses within trade and services in the European market, with main focus on the Nordic region. Group companies currently comprise Axel Johnson International, KICKS, Martin & Servera (equity stake 70%), Novax, Åhléns and the partly owned listed companies Axfood (equity stake 50.1%) and Dustin (equity stake 25%). Axel Johnsons consolidated annual sales amounts to approximately SEK 77 billion (2017) and the wholly and partly owned companies have about 20,000 employees (2017). Axel Johnson is a family-owned company in the fourth and fifth generation and is owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson and her family. Axel Johnson is one of four separate groups within the Axel Johnson Group together with the property company Axfast, the U.S. company Axel Johnson Inc. and the asset management company AltoCumulus.