BillerudKorsnäs works in places where the company is one of the largest employers, which makes the company a vital cog in society.
Active involvement in the local community is important for the future of the business, and good relations with politicians, authorities, schools, sports organisations and the local media are prioritised.
Our vision is a society in which future generations are given an opportunity to continue to work and live locally by ensuring that there is a good range of educational opportunities, long-term consideration for the environment at local level and that the production units continues to be economically viable.
Strong involvement in two major initiatives
BillerudKorsnäs has focused its involvement in two major initiatives, Project Right to Food in cooperation with ActionAid and Reach for Change. ActionAid is a global organisation that together stand up for human rights and the fight against poverty. Reach for Change (formerly known as Playing for Change) was founded by the Hugo Stenbeck Foundation in cooperation with Kinnevik, Korsnäs, Metro, MTG, Tele2 and Transcom. The aim of Reach for Change is to select and support a number of social entrepreneurs who make the world a better place through play, playfulness or by removing barriers to play.
Projekt rätt till mat
Today, over one billion people go to bed hungry and a child dies every five seconds. BillerudKorsnäs works daily to reduce food waste by strong packaging. Partnership with ActionAid is a further step in efforts to exploit the earth's resources and get more people to take part of the food available on the planet.
Through an internal program, all employees who want to help, has the ability to donate 60 SEK each month, equivalent to a lunch. For every lunch that is donated BillerudKorsnäs gives an additional contribution of 100 SEK, which represents the dinner. 160 SEK is enough to give five families at risk enough seeds and tools to get started on small scale farming, or to give five orphans porridge for school lunches for a whole year.
Reach for change
Reach for Change is a locally supported programme with a global perspective. BillerudKorsnäs is one of the main partners of Reach for Change and has, during the year, facilitated support for social entrepreneurs in Sweden, Ghana and Russia.
The aim of Reach for Change is to select and support a number of social entrepreneurs who make the world a better place through play, playfulness or by removing barriers to play.
To play is at the center when the Reach for Change now proclaims a challenge for creative, innovative and social entrepreneurs around Sweden. A challenge to improve the world.
Being selected as a social entrepreneur and receiving support requires global thinking while maintaining a local perspective, as well as flexibility, creativity and a results-oriented approach. A social entrepreneur must also be reliable and able to convert an idea into reality.
What the first eight entrepreneurs chosen have in common is that they offer innovative solutions to social problems and new ideas for initiating change in society.
The eight selected social entrepreneurs gain:
•Salary funding for 1-3 years
•An advisor from within the Kinnevik Group
•Invitations to workshops with some of our best employees
•Mobile phone and contract
To find out more about Reach for Change and the eight entrepreneurs who were selected, please visit: http://reachforchange.org/