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Global Child Forum’s Business Academy mobilizes business to integrate children’s rights

25
November
2021

The Children’s Rights and Business Workbook, which Lindéngruppen helped to develop last year, is now providing the foundation for Global Child Forum’s new Academy that aims to inspire large companies to adopt a proactive approach to children’s rights.

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Höganäs takes climate action to the next level

12
November
2021

In 2021, Lindéngruppen company Höganäs made significant progress on implementing its roadmap to be climate neutral by 2045 – by developing bottom-up action plans with its operations and integrating climate action into its overall business plan.

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Lindéngruppen Global Management Conference 2021

20
October
2021

The Lindéngruppen Annual Global Management Conference is where we gather the board members and management teams from the companies in the Group. It gives us the opportunity to discuss trends and long-term developments that drive our business.

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Pilskytten farm sown with alexandrines, blood clover, chicory, white clover and vetch as a medium crop in organic oats.

Lindéngruppen involved in Swedish agriculture carbon sequestration pilot

3
September
2021

Lindéngruppen is a partner to Svensk Kolinlagring – a platform for researchers, farmers and companies with the objective to promote carbon sequestration and regenerative practices in Swedish agriculture.

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Bruno Guillon, board member in Alex Begg.

Alex Begg welcomes Bruno Guillon as new board member

1
July
2021

Bruno Guillon, who became a board member in March 2021, brings extensive business management experience that will help Alex Begg with its future development.

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Colart's Winsor & Newton promarker pens in a new packaging

Colart is on a mission to cut out single-use plastics

27
May
2021

Colart aspires to be a catalyst for a more sustainable art materials industry. In terms of plastics, the company is working towards zero single-use plastics by finding more sustainable alternatives in its packaging and products.

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Woman at her workplace Höganäs' atomizing plant in Halmstad

New Lindéngruppen Sustainability Report now available

12
May
2021

Lindéngruppen’s 2020 Sustainability Report, with a new and improved structure, provides an update on the Group’s sustainability progress and its ambitions going forward.

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Lindéngruppens head office Bruksgården in Höganäs, Sweden.
Lindéngruppens head office Bruksgården in Höganäs, Sweden.

Business update 2020

27
April
2021

How Lindéngruppen and our Group companies developed during 2020.

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Elin Hernebrant, Development Engineer and Ryan Robinson, Process Development Engineer at Höganäs
Elin Hernebrant, Development Engineer and Ryan Robinson, Process Development Engineer at Höganäs

Biochar can significantly reduce emissions for Höganäs and society

18
March
2021

Höganäs, which is 50 percent owned by Lindéngruppen, is on a journey to become climate neutral by 2045. An important step towards this ambition would be to replace fossil coal with renewable biochar in its sponge iron production process, which is the company’s largest source of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Lindéngruppen's virtual boardroom and a women with a VR headset
Lindéngruppen's virtual boardroom

VR creates innovative collaboration space for Lindéngruppen during COVID-19

4
March
2021

Lindéngruppen’s annual Global Management Conference took place in Virtual Reality, which created an innovative collaboration space, saved time and more than 35 tonnes of CO2, and has re-defined how we communicate.

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Youngjae Lih's work 'Multiplicity to Singularity, then Singularity to Multiplicity'
Youngjae Lih's work 'Multiplicity to Singularity, then Singularity to Multiplicity'

Youngjae Lih the 2021 recipient of the Beckers Art Award

25
January
2021

The 34th Beckers Art Award has been awarded to Malmö-based artist Youngjae Lih who creates art through reverse engineering among other techniques.

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Judith Jungmann, Chief Human Resources Officer at Beckers
Judith Jungmann, Chief Human Resources Officer at Beckers

Establishing a feedback culture at Beckers

11
January
2021

In the summer of 2020, Lindéngruppen company Beckers launched employee Check-In Conversations to establish a strong feedback culture throughout the company.

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Lindéngruppen wishes Happy Holidays with MSF

22
December
2020

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) makes a difference in the world. We too want to make a positive impact and contribute to the health and wellbeing of people all around the world. Therefore, we support MSFs work.

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A paintbrush in use by Colart brand Liquitex

The important role of art during the pandemic

10
December
2020

Lindéngruppen company Colart has adapted to the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid-19 pandemic to look after its people, retailers and consumers.

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Alex Begg knitwear garments

Acquisition brings knitting craftmanship to Alex Begg

30
November
2020

Lindéngruppen company Alex Begg has bought the trade and assets of world-renowned knitwear producer Scott & Charters, strengthening both companies offer to their customers.

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Christophe Sabas CEO of Beckers Group

Christophe Sabas appointed CEO of Beckers Group

19
November
2020

Christophe Sabas is the new CEO at Lindéngruppen company Beckers Group after being acting CEO since June 2020. He tells us about his long career at Beckers, his insights as CEO to date and his future vision for the company.

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Lindéngruppen Global Management Conference 2020

22
October
2020

This year’s Global Management Conference was an international virtual summit gathering management teams and boards in the Lindéngruppen companies.

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Two kids sitting at a table playing

Lindéngruppen involved in an ActionLab to launch guidance on children’s rights

8
October
2020

Global Child Forum held a Digital ActionLab on 8 October, to launch a business guidance workbook on children’s rights that Lindéngruppen played an active role in developing. Lindéngruppen owner Jenny Lindén Urnes was one of the speakers at the ActionLab.

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Höganäs' Longer Heavier Truck (LHV) truck at the harbor.

Working to reduce transport emissions at Höganäs

2
October
2020

Lindéngruppen company Höganäs is proactively working with its partners to reduce the emissions from the transport of its materials and products. Such efforts are part of Höganäs’ Climate Roadmap and its goal to become climate neutral by 2045

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A pile of Begg x Co scarfs

Beyond compliance chemical management at Alex Begg

7
September
2020

Alex Begg has stepped up its work to remove chemicals from its supply chain by collaborating with customers and suppliers – to ensure beyond compliance chemical management.

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Becoming the world’s most sustainable industrial coatings company – the Beckers way

6
July
2020

The Lindéngruppen company Beckers – a leading global supplier of industrial and coil coatings – has embarked on an ambitious sustainability journey by 2030. The recent strategy review resulted in clear focus on three main areas – Products with impact, Operations with impact and People with impact. For each area milestones and targets have been set that will take the company towards its vision of becoming the world’s most sustainable industrial coatings company.

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Björn Haase, Manager Non-metal products at Höganäs AB

How Höganäs contributes towards a more circular society

17
June
2020

Höganäs, which is 50 percent owned by Lindéngruppen, contributes toward more circular resource use in society by promoting the use of its residual materials – to create economic value and environmental benefit.

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Lindéngruppen Sustainability Report 2019

14
May
2020

Our sustainability report present how we integrate relevant social, environmental and economic priorities into our business and across the companies in our group. 

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Our contribution to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic

28
April
2020

Lindéngruppen companies are proactively helping society overcome COVID-19 by manufacturing hand sanitiser, providing knowledge, offering surplus supplies to healthcare and making donations to health charities.

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Strategic collaboration supports Lindéngruppen’s sustainability agenda

17
April
2020

Lindéngruppen has a long-term strategic partnership with the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola – BTH) in southern Sweden that helps drive the company’s sustainability agenda forward.

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Colart product donation initiative

25
March
2020

How Colart’s discontinued products is being put to good use

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CapraCare - sustainable sourcing of cashmere

11
February
2020

Alex Begg’s ambition has always been to produce garments of the highest quality and the company is proud to meet stringent and demanding standards. But even the best practices can benefit from innovation.

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Photo credit: Fredrik Åkum

Fredrik Åkum receives Beckers Art Award

24
January
2020

Artist Fredrik Åkum is the 2020 recipient of the Beckers Art Award. Fredrik was born in 1987 and is based in Gothenburg, where he also graduated from the Valand Academy in 2013.

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