We are very proud to have been appointed Green Advisor to the Olympic Committees in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. The Olympic Games provide the ultimate opportunity for sporting achievements. The Olympic Games also present a unique opportunity to raise environmental awareness, and implement a set of highly visible green initiatives. The Olympic rings are the world’s best-known brand and the mission commits! There are many aspects to our collaboration with the national Olympic committees, but the foundations are strategic sustainability studies and education for employees and athletes in sustainability-related issues, including climate change and energy efficiency.
The Olympic Games provide the ultimate opportunity for sporting achievements. The Olympic Games also present a unique opportunity to raise environmental awareness, and implement a set of highly visible green initiatives. As a leader in technical consulting and sustainability, ÅF is proud to act as Green Advisor to four national Olympic Committees.
Work with sustainable development is important for the Olympic movement. As far back as the early 1990s the International Olympic Committee presented its own "Agenda 21". Now the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swiss Olympic committees are taking the next step via their cooperation with ÅF.
Sustainable development, change that takes into account social, economic and ecological aspects, requires absolute competence, a meticulous methodology and an indomitable will.
The Olympic Committees and ÅF are active in different fields, but nevertheless they share much in common. Based on a strong platform of knowledge and experience, both understand that quality and competence development are ongoing responsibilities in everyday life. The first step in the collaboration between the National Olympic Committees and ÅF in the Green Advisor field is for ÅF to implement strategic sustainability studies. The results of these will provide an agenda for action, an overall list of more profound changes. This can include everything from the energy efficiency of buildings to the implementation of literacy programs among employees and athletes. The results of the Green Advisor cooperation will be presented and regularly updated on the websites of the National Olympic Committees and ÅF.