Haga Initiative

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Name of initiative Haga Initiative
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://hagainitiativet.se/en/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2010
End year
Secretariat The Haga Initiative, Executive Director of the Haga Initative, Nina Ekelund, Hagaintitiativet, Skeppsbron 32, 111 30 Stockholm, Email: info@hagainitiativet.se
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Western Europe
Name of lead organisation The Haga Initiative
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Sweden


Description The Haga Initiative wants to prove that the business community is part of the solution in the transformation to a low-carbon society. Climate responsibility is inherent in our societal responsibility, and therefore, we push for more ambitious climate policy to enable companies to work more effectively with their climate responsibility.

The Haga Initiative is a business network that strives to reduce the business sector’s climate impact. We are a platform for companies who are committed to reduce their climate impact in order to achieve the Haga Initiative’s vision of a profitable business sector without climate impact. The way forward for the Haga Initiative is to engage companies from different industries and highlight the ween ambitious climate strategies and increased profitability.

At the same time, the companies in the Haga Initiative show that an effective work with climate responsibility creates concrete economic advantages. Therefore, the Haga Initiative wants to inspire other companies to set stricter emission targets and openly and transparently disclose their climate efforts through annual climate reports.

What do we want to achieve? A profitable business sector in Sweden, Europe and the world that takes environmental and climate issues seriously and that has identified the inherent possibilities in the climate transformation. A sector with companies that inspire and reinforce each other and that cooperate with politicians, academia and the civil society searching for answers to the pivotal questions that need to be addressed in order to achieve a society where the major climate problems are solved.

Objectives Since its start 2010, the Haga Initiative has been working towards the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent until 2020. At the time, the pledge was ambitious, however the pace of reductions has been much faster than anticipated. More than half of the companies have already achieved the target by a wide margin. In order to act as forerunners, in Sweden and globally, the Haga Initiative have taken the ambition one step further and set the target at zero net emissions by 2030. Participants report on their targets,progress and planned actions"

New targets definition Scope 1: The target is net zero emission by 2030. This is translated into at least a 85 percent reduction in emissions from the company’s own operations, in scope 1, compared with a post- 1990 base year of their choice. To reach net zero emissions, the remaining emissions can be reduced through carbon offsets. The aim is a fossil fuel free company. Exception: If the company can show significant emission reductions, that are measurable, in other scopes. Scope 2: Purchased energy in scope 2 should be renewable or recycled. Scope 3: Emissions in scope 3 (upstream and downstream) are to be mapped out and identified. The companies need to develop a strategy to reduce the emissions based on relevance and feasibility.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante), Training and education, Advocacy
Goals Our 2020 target includes reducing our climate impact with 40 percent by 2020. We see that 11 out of 12 companies have already reached the 2020-target and our reported emissionshave decreased with 22 percent compared to last year.

The Haga Initiative shows how the business sector can contribute to the 1.5 degree goal

The Haga Initiative emphasizes clear business advantages through active climate effort. The member companies act as best practice and inspiring examples.

The Haga Initiative sets climate targets in line with the 1.5 degree target, and supports its members in making their value chains more climate efficient.

Primarily a climate responsibility network, the Haga Initiative supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that both impact and are impacted by climate-related issues.

The Haga Initiative members are committed to openly calculate and disclose their climate impact, and to be transparent about the reduction of their carbon emissions, which makes the Haga Initiative a credible network within the climate field.

The Haga Initiative proves that conversion to a climate neutral society is possible. Therefore, all crucial business sectors are represented in the Haga Initiative through its member companies.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved Writing reports, arranging seminars, meeting decision makers. Active in the societal debate, participating as industrial partners in research.

Sharing good examples from businesses (on social media and webpage). Collaborating with business networks in the Nordics and Europe.

Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 13  
Companies 13 Axfood (Sweden),Coca-Cola Enterprises Sweden (Sweden),Folksam (Sweden),Stockholm Exergi (Sweden),JM (Sweden),Lantmännen (Sweden),Löfbergs (Sweden),MacDonald (Sweden),HKScan Sweden (Sweden),Preem (Sweden),Stena Recycling (Sweden),Sveaskog (Sweden),Svedbank (Sweden).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Not only have national states as participators