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EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on 1 August 2020

Vietnam’s Council of Ministers has approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The agreement is set to bring unprecedented benefits for European and Vietnamese companies, consumers and workers, while promoting respect for labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against climate change under the Paris Agreement. The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties…

Tetra Pak Thailand aims at zero emission by 2030

Tetra Pak, the multinational food packaging giant based in Sweden and Switzerland, announced on 30 June 2020 that the company aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations by 2030. The ambition is to reach net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030…

Denmark support SME business grow in Myanmar

The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar published a statement to celebrate Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day and appreciated growth in the industry, on 26 June 2020. The statement said: Denmark is proud to support MSME growth in Myanmar through the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) and the Responsible Business Fund (RBF). Micro, Small,…

Volvo Cars Chengdu car plant powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity

Volvo Cars Chengdu is now operating with 100 percent renewable energy. According to an official statement announced on 5 June 2020. Volvo’s largest manufacturing plant in China is gearing towards climate neural plan for the future. The statement said: The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by…

Danish Universal robots join forces with Asia Integrated Machine Inc for growing Philippines demand

Universal Robots, a Danish manufacturer of smaller flexible industrial collaborative robot arms, based in Odense announced in an official statement regarding their latest cooperation in the Philippines with Asia Integrated Machine, Inc. (“AIM”). AIM, a leading machinery and automation solutions supplier, provides a one-stop solution for manufacturing firms, including processing, weighing, packaging, inspection, conveying, palletising…

Denmark supports Myanmar garment manufacturers on health and work safety

Danish embassy in Myanmar published a statement on their latest project on 8 May 2020, that Denmark has confirmed its support to two local garment manufacturers to continue with their work flow. Danish Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr John Nielsen said “We believe it is important to encourage local production of PPE to fight COVID-19,…

Grundfos ready to support Denmark healthcare system

Grundfos’ production in Bjerringbro will deliver up to 5000 face shields a day to aid Danish health services in the fight against coronavirus, according to Grundfos’s official statement update. 36 hours after the call from the Danish Medicines Agency, a Grundfos team had made a visor prototype. On 3 April, full-scale production is set to…

Volvo cars to lay off 1,300 white collar workers in Sweden

Volvo Cars announced on 29 April 2020 that it will lay-off 1,300 white-collar positions in its Swedish operations. The company was giving notice to the affected employees in order to accelerate its transformation to effectively position the company for long term growth, the announcement said. The exact nature and amount of job reductions will be…

Swedish carmaker Polestar starts production of latest model

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, production of the latest model – Polestar 2 – of the Swedish car brand Polestar has begun in China, with deliveries anticipated to take place from summer 2020. Last year, Polestar opened a new research and development (R&D) centre in Coventry in May 2019. Their aim of the new facility…

Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…