IKEA Group and Vattenfall Awarded Sustainable Brand Index 2020
Congratulations to Swe-Cham Patron Members IKEA and Vattenfall both awarded by the Sustainable Brand Index 2020.  

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Ontdek de officiële ranking en resultaten van Sustainable Brand Index™ 2020 in Nederland. is het grootste en meest toonaangevende onderzoek in Europa op het gebied van duurzaamheid en consumentenmerken, dat sinds 2017 ook in Nederland wordt uitgevoerd.

Gebaseerd op een onafhankelijk onderzoek onder meerdan 7.700 Nederlandse consumenten, worden duurzaamheid, branding en communicatie van consumentenmerken in kaart gebracht en geanalyseerd. Het onderzoek laat zien hoe merken door Nederlandse consumenten worden gepercipieerd op het gebied van sociale en milieu gerelateerde verantwoordelijkheid.

SKF supplies components for lifesaving health care equipment
Swe-Cham Patron Member SKF supplies bearings and seals needed to make critical ventilators for hospitals. We are happy to supply the components needed for this lifesaving health care equipment, says SKF. 

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  About SKF There’s a lot we all take for granted. We’re counting on trams, subway trains and buses to take us through our cities safely and sustainably. We trust water treatment facilities to supply us with fresh water, and the food industry to safeguard us from allergens and bacteria. We expect wind farms to keep our lights on, and cars to be electric. There are a million other every day needs to satisfy – and a planet to take care of. In a world shaped by population growth, urbanization, digitalization and environmental concerns, industrial reality is the true challenge. And that’s exactly where we at SKF want to be. Right at the centre, providing reliable performance for the real world. Our expertise is built on the development, design and manufacture of bearings, seals and lubrication systems. And we also provide machine health assessment, reliability engineering and remanufacturing services. But what we’re really offering is an arena for innovation. An open space where our customers can use the tools we provide to explore, improve or rethink the performance of their rotating equipment. A place where even the smallest adjustment can make a big difference to their industrial reality.      
Hotel van Oranje open their bed rental at Beachclub O
Good News from Swe-Cham Member Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk. The Hotel is open and they are now also allowed to open their bed rental at Beachclub O. For reservations please contact 📧 or 📞 +31 71 367 6894  
Research by Anticimex shows increase in pest activity in locked down cities

With over 150.000 digitally connected pest traps Anticimex has the ability to see trends in the activity of rodents worldwide. A recent study focussing on major cities shows an increase during the lock down. But creating useful data is not the main benefit of the solutions Anticimex offers.

Marcel Scheel, Online Marketeer at Anticimex the Netherlands explains:

The customers who have our Smart Pest Control solutions stayed protected for rodents during the closure of their business. Various Scania factories in Asia choose for Anticimex Smart solutions during the lock down. Because they wanted 24/7 protection and reducing the risks of downtime due to rodent activity. We are also busy helping companies who are re-opening again. With our Covid19 disinfection service, and of course, our pest prevention solutions.


Watch the video of the increased rodent activity here:

NordicCE2020 Webinar, May 11 – What is the role of Circular Economy in the post Covid-19 world?
Thank you to everyone who participated and engaged in yesterday’s Webinar about “What is the role of Circular Economy in the post Covid-19 world?”. A special thanks to the fantastic speakers for sharing their insights and their strategies on how to move forward.   Here are some concluding sentences from Moderator  Andrea Orsag to sum up yesterday’s Webinar: – The only way forward for Europe if we want to ensure a liveable inclusive future is a Green Recovery based on supporting businesses and initiatives helping to lower emissions and creating more equal society for all – with the use of technology, digitalisation and green strategies. – Role of Circular Economy is even more important now than ever since it can help businesses to future proof their strategy, engage stakeholders including the customers in new ways while better capturing the value of resources: design for longevity, repairs, modularity and sharing. – We need leadership – on European, country and local level to collaborate and cooperate, build on what works, scale the solutions and take action NOW. - Taxing rules and the redistribution of subsidies needs to change - to increase the value of resources, motivating the reuse and preventing waste and pollution – There needs to be a new narrative and story to give direction to the possible future we strive for, why it matters and how everyone is a very important part of it: System Change, Business Change and also staying true to the personal values and acting on them. The photo shows the speakers; Harald Friedl, Global leader on Circular Economy and Systems Change | COP 26 Global Climate Champion Team | Adviser to Circle Economy Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot Marthe Haugland, Senior Innovation Advisor Nordic Innovation Cathrine Barth, Co-Founder CircularNorway Moderator Andrea Orsag, Founder MissionC The photo is showing the result of a poll that was answered by the audience of the Webinar, May 11. Welcome to join the next webinars on NordicCE2020-What's Next on May 18 and May 25. Please visit our event site for more information   On behalf of the organisation partners:  
Swedish Chamber Annual Review 2019

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present our Annual Review 2019 which are sent to all our members this week and will be published on our website within short.

  The Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes all members to the Anual General Meeting to be held on June 30, 2020.   Time: 10.00 Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Fred. Rosekestraat 115 1076 EE Amsterdam    
May 4 is the day on which the Netherlands commemorates its victims of war.
‘During the national commemoration of Remembrance Day we remember all – civilians and soldiers – who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peacekeeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War.’ This is the official text of the Memorandum for Remembrance Day on 4 May. Ever since the end of the Second World War, the Netherlands has been commemorating its dead on 4 May. As from 1961, the Dutch victims of the Second World War are remembered together with Dutch victims of other conflicts, wars and peacekeeping missions that have taken place since the outbreak of the Second World War in the Netherlands. The national observance of Remembrance Day in the Netherlands takes place on 4 May, at 8pm. At that moment, two minutes of silence are observed throughout the country to commemorate Dutch victims of war. A commemoration ceremony is held on Dam Square in Amsterdam in the presence of the head of state and various representatives of both the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch Parliament. This national observance of Remembrance Day is held simultaneously with local commemoration ceremonies in nearly every town and city in the Netherlands. At 8pm, the entire country is silent for two minutes.

Regulations concerning 4 May

On 4 May, all shops are required by law to close by 7pm. The vast majority of the cafés, bars and restaurants, but also casinos, also comply with the National Committee’s request to honour the two minutes of silence. Football matches and large pop concerts are temporarily brought to a halt. In recent years, even a number of online social networks have made it a point to encourage users to honour the two minutes of silence on 4 May. Public transport and road traffic essentially come to a standstill throughout the whole country at 8pm.  

On 5 May, the Netherlands celebrates the day it was liberated.

For more information about May 4 and 5
Swe-Cham Member Volvo Cars providing cars for Swedish healthcare workers
Swedish Chamber Patron Member Volvo Cars joins’s initiative of providing cars that Swedish healthcare workers can borrow for free in order to avoid riding public transportation to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new contribution from Volvo Cars there are now 425 vehicles that hospital employees around Sweden can use. The initiative started on 1 April where the Volvo Cars brand, Volvo Car Mobility together with a few other businesses started lending cars and motorcycles to the healthcare workers. So far, there has been high demand for the cars and the aim is to further scale up if needed.   For more information: