Category: Sustainability

Cambodians fight to save their forest against illegal logging with Danish help






Motorcycles are roaring, leaves rattle and every now and then a twig snaps under a shoe as a group of people, trying to protect the place they call home, gather deep inside of Cambodia’s biggest forest, Prey Lang. As one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands, Prey Lang, which translates to ‘our forest’…

Angry workers damage H&M factory in Myanmar






”H&M group is one of the leading fashion retailers globally when it comes to sustainability and have for many years put great efforts to improve working conditions and strengthen workers’ rights in the countries where our products are manufactured. Our local presence in the production countries, including Myanmar, is essential in this work,” writes H&M…

Swedish Ambassador at clean water project inauguration






Johanna Brismar Skoog, Swedish Ambassador to Jarkarta, visited the inauguration of Water4All in Cisalam on Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Water4All is a Corporate Social Responsibility project from PT Atlas Copco Indonesia. Through the project more than 1000 people in Cisalam have received access to clean water, toilets, education on hygiene and sanitation. The funds for…

Danish Ambassador meets Indonesian maritime minister






Combating marine debris and promoting renewable energy solutions Danish support for combating marine debris was discussed when Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, met with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, on 7 February 2017. Creating public awareness is, according to the Danish Embassy, a key area for cooperation between the two countries.…

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

Swedish General Manager at Pattaya hotels receives green awards






A proud Swede, Mr Jonas Sjöstedt, General Manager at Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya and Centara Pattaya Hotel, and his teams have together received Thailand’s most prestigious environmental awards ceremony for tourism industry operators. It was at the Thai Environment Day Event, held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre where the two properties were…

Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability






Swedish Institute’s Management Programme – SIMP – has implemented a new approach to promote sustainability in Asia ((supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm) by focusing on building an active network of open-minded leaders interested in promoting improved relations and business cooperation between the participating countries and Sweden. Targets are in their mid-career,…