Nordic CEOs are launching updated joint commitments
In July 2020, Nordic CEOs presented a set of joint commitments for the Nordic Prime Ministers. Since then, our member companies have come further in our work on sustainability and made progress in achieving the commitments. That demands we agree on more specific commitments to keep pushing forward towards 2030. In 2023, we are ready to raise the bar. We are extending our scope to stay ahead of the curve to keep making progress in our companies.
- The pandemic and the energy crisis have been challenging for Nordic businesses. However, we must keep making new steps in our work on sustainability. The Nordic countries are uniquely positioned to take the lead and drive the necessary transformation we must undergo over the next seven years. Delivering on the commitments will require a massive effort from all the companies, including us CEOs. Close cooperation, knowledge sharing and exchange of experience across Nordic countries and industries will be central to success
Set a peer-pressure and inspire other companies
The updated commitments result from discussions and work among the companies, CEOs and sustainability officers during 2022. Nordic CEOs believe that this is the time for Nordic businesses and governments to come together and assert their position as a true powerhouse of sustainability in Europe.
Our updated commitments demonstrate our joint ambition of walking the talk on how businesses deliver on the SDGs. The purpose of the new commitments is to ensure that companies in the initiative feel a peer pressure and set internal goals that are a stretch. Moreover, we aim to inspire other companies to do the same.
During 2023, Nordic CEOs will launch two additional guides, one on procurement and one on nature. The network will also initiate several measures and initiatives in which the CEOs will play an active role.
It all started in 2018, when we sent our initial commitment to the Nordic Prime Ministers. Read our shared ambition here.
Our 2023 commitments
Strategy and target-setting / Reporting / Suppliers
Integrate ESG targets
Alignment of advocacy
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion
Policy and supplier Code of Conduct
Weighting of sustainability
Nordic CEOs have published several guidelines to help other companies with practical advice for their sustainability efforts. In 2021, Nordic CEOs published a Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures guide. In 2022, we published a guide on diversity and inclusion.
Nordic CEOs have published several guidelines to help other companies with practical advice for their sustainability efforts.
From balancing gender to driving inclusion
In the Nordic region, we have strong traditions of embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion. Read about the Nordic CEOs shared ambitions in the Diversity & Inclusion Guide.