Hager – Could Hager Sweden be a model to follow in the future?
Being be part of the solution
Nordic countries have a reputation for being at the forefront when it comes to sustainable initiatives – or is this just a myth?
Hager products and solutions are featured on an innovative platform system that empowers Swedish customers in their choices when it comes to constructing and fitting out new buildings with an environmentally-friendly approach.
Could Hager Sweden be a model to follow in the future?
It is becoming increasingly important for customers in Sweden to know about the products and solutions to be installed in their new constructions. A window of opportunity was therefore open. A group of constructors and property owners in Sweden set up a unique non-profit organisation in the construction industry gathering together many actors around a common and important goal – to build non-toxic and sustainable buildings for today’s and tomorrow’s generations. The organisation is called Byggvarubedomningen, BVB for short.
Being part of the solution BVB wants to positively influence future building constructions and the people working in this sector to find sustainable solutions that do not contain hazardous substances. It was important for Hager Sweden to be part of the solution to promote the use of safe products in the construction trade.
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More information on Matthieu Alexandropoulos (Group Environmental Sustainability Director, Hager Group): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services
More information on the Hager Sustainability Strategy: See the full profile on EMR Executive Services + https://hagergroup.com/en/sustainability
More information on the Swedish Certification Body Byggvarubedömningen (BVB): https://byggvarubedomningen.com/ + We are a non-profit organisation owned by large constructors and property owners in Sweden.
Byggvarubedömningen is a unique phenomenon in the construction industry as we have gathered many actors around a common and important topic – to build non-toxic and sustainable for today and tomorrow’s generations. Our history dates to the beginning of 2000 when the industry experienced major challenges, health risks and expensive decontamination due to the use of substances such as asbestos and PCB. In the meantime, awareness of substances and their potential impact was generally low.
Today, an entire organisation has emerged of what once began as a small, member-owned economic association. Byggvarubedömningen is still owned by the economic association, but now employees maintain and develops the everyday work to support the owners keeping criteria updated, assessing products and developing our Web Service.
Byggvarubedömningen consists of two parts – the logbook tool and assessments of chemical content and lifecycle aspects, which are both well-known and established in the construction and real estate industry. Since 2006 we also have criteria on sustainable supply chains as an initiative to make the construction industry more sustainable.