Sustainability Policy Ekonomernas Dagar 2021
Ekonomernas Dagar 2021, on its 40th anniversary, will strive for a fair that is as environmentally and socially sustainable as possible according to our Project Group’s best capability. For the first time in the history of Ekonomernas Dagar, there is going to be an official Guideline in order to ignite widespread cooperation regarding sustainability matters, which are of utmost importance in today’s interconnected world.
Ekonomernas Dagar has chosen four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations to be of specific focus in this year’s fair. Every role and individual within the project group will aim to these goals and take them into consideration in their work.
GOAL 4: Quality education
- As Ekonomernas Dagar is organised by students for students, one of our important goals is to provide valuable experiences as well as knowledge to all the participants – especially through the opportunities provided by the companies. By doing this, we wish to encourage students to be innovative in the sphere of both social and environmental sustainability.
GOAL 8: Decent work and Economic Growth
- Decent work and economic growth are of specific importance to Ekonomernas Dagar, since our primary objective is to connect students and companies and provide a platform especially for younger people to reach rewarding employment. We also want to find ways to encourage sustainable economic development both at home in Sweden and abroad.
GOALS 11 and 12: Sustainable cities and communities & Responsible consumption and production
- In Sweden, public transportation is among the most functional worldwide. However, much work is yet to be done in improving the quality of it in terms of emissions and environmentally-friendly options. Furthermore, as a contrast to the current culture of disposability, we will aspire to build our fair by taking advantage of as much reusable material as possible. Therefore, we will focus on the sustainable transportation, recycling and products offered at the fair. In addition, we will encourage all participants to travel in an environmentally-friendly manner as well or, respectively, climate compensate their carbon footprint in terms of their participation in the fair.
In practice, Ekonomernas Dagar will strive for opting for the most environmentally-friendly option in every turn of decision making, ranging from sponsored goods to marketing and practical matters during the fair as well as the events preceding it. When a solution is not as optimal as possible in terms of sustainability, it is attempted to climate compensate to our best ability. More information of how exactly this is going to be done will follow – so stay tuned for Ekonomernas Dagar 2021!