The Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018 Award Ceremony

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, together with the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden, awarded Oatly and Sweco with the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018 during the Christmas Dinner and Dance on Friday, December 14. The awards were given as a recognition of Sweco and Oatly’s great work during the year and was handed out by the Swedish Chamber Chairman, Mr. Ehsan Turabaz and H.E. the Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic.

Sweco wins the Swedish Chamber Achievement Award 2018
Sweco is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy. Their mission is to plan and design the communities and cities of the future. The results of their work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. This is done by offering services in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology, and architecture. Sweco helps their clients and stakeholders every day in achieving their sustainability goals and to show leadership in creating a sustainable environment. Sweco also improves their own performance as an employer and as a member of society.

In 2015, Sweco acquired Grontmij, a Dutch consultancy with about 6,000 employees, which made Sweco the leading architecture and engineering consultancy in Europe, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). Sweco has 15,000 employees, of which 6,300 are in Sweden (2018). Operations are conducted in seven business areas: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Western Europe, and Central Europe. Sweco carries out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco has adopted an in-depth sustainability policy and signed the Green Deal in 2017, meaning that Sweco has agreed to work long-term on sustainability, and partly because of this, will make an important contribution to the Netherlands’ climate target.

Oatly wins the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2018
Oatly’s purpose as a company is to make it easy for people to turn what they eat and drink into personal moments of healthy joy without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process. The company was founded based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fiber-rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Oatly entered the Netherlands in 2016 and has since then achieved a significant market presence and growth of its lineup of original oat drinks. Oatly’s 1-liter products have reached ~13% market share of dairy alternatives in the Netherlands in only three years and the sales forecast is 3.9M liters for 2018.


The jury consisted of:
H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic,
Mr. Ehsan Turabaz, Swedish Chamber of Commerce,
Mr. Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden Benelux,
Mr. Wilko Klaassen, General Manager Klarna NeBe, the winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017,
Mr. Patrick Mesterton, CEO and Co-Founder Epicenter Amsterdam

The Swedish Chamber extends our warmest congratulations to the winners!

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