News

Our News is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about Lindéngruppen, our businesses and our commitments. Our News gives you insights and perspectives on matters that are important to us.

Supporting the rights of children and young people in the supply chain and local communities of Alex Begg

24
November
2022

Lindéngruppen company Alex Begg work to promote a children’s rights perspective throughout their global supply chain and in their local communities in Scotland.

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Photo of Magnus Pettersson, Energy Coordinator at Höganäs
Photo of Magnus Pettersson, Energy Coordinator at Höganäs.

Höganäs joins new Swedish carbon capture and storage project

9
November
2022

Höganäs, which is 50 percent owned by Lindéngruppen, has joined CNetSS (Carbon Network South Sweden) to develop regional solutions for the capture, transport and permanent storage of carbon dioxide.

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Putting people first at Colart

27
October
2022

Lindéngruppen company Colart’s 2022 Employee Survey highlighted progress on people engagement and satisfaction. The results are being used to further drive the company’s culture and positive change.

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Fabio Pedrazzi new Executive Vice President at Lindéngruppen

Meet our new Executive Vice President

18
October
2022

We have created a new Group leadership position at Lindéngruppen. Fabio Pedrazzi joined us in early October as our new Executive Vice President and brings industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset to our team.

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Beckers logotype on their site buildning

Beckers seek to create a renewable carbon coatings value chain

5
October
2022

Lindéngruppen company Beckers have launched an exciting new “Towards renewable carbon” programme, which aims to transform their coatings value chain from fossil to renewable carbon.

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PhD Candidate Elaine Daly
Photo of PhD Candidate Elaine Daly

Enabling sustainable business through active changemakers

13
September
2022

As part of its long-term commitment to supporting sustainable development research, Lindéngruppen is financing innovative PhD research into how employees can enable transformational shifts towards sustainable business as active changemakers.

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Lindéngruppen’s first Annual Review

29
August
2022

The Lindéngruppen Annual Review 2021 summarises the developments in our Group and of our Group companies including how we work with our new innovative Value Creation Model and our 2030 targets.

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Blekinge Institute of Technology school

Lindéngruppen renews sustainable development research collaboration

8
June
2022

Lindéngruppen extends its cooperation with Blekinge Institute of Technology (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola – BTH) on sustainable development.

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Lindéngruppen Global Management Conference 2022

12
May
2022

Lindéngruppen Global Management Conference is an annual event where we gather the 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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Photo from Färgfabriken exhibition Symbiosis. Åsa Cederqvist, The Source, 2021. Video installation. Photo: Johan Österholm.
Photo from Färgfabriken exhibition Symbiosis. Åsa Cederqvist, The Source, 2021. Video installation. Photo: Johan Österholm.

Lindéngruppen publishes its first integrated Annual and Sustainability Report

25
April
2022

Lindéngruppen’s first integrated Annual Report and Sustainability Report shows how the Group’s operations are ‘symbiotic’ and introduces a pioneering new value creation model.

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Artist Laleh Kazemi Veisari in her studio.
Portrait of Laleh Kazemi Veisari in her studio (cropped image). Photo: Märta Thisner.

Interdisciplinary artist receives the Beckers Art Award 2022

25
March
2022

The 35th Beckers Art Award – a grant of 200,000 SEK – has been awarded to Stockholm-based artist Laleh Kazemi Veisari who strives to understand the world and convey new perspectives through a variety of visual expressions.

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The flag of Ukraine

We stand with Ukraine

8
March
2022

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the situation unfolding in the Ukraine, and like so many others around the world we condemn the war and join the call for peace. The invasion and the military violence directed at Ukraine is triggering a humanitarian disaster with suffering that at this point is likely to increase further. It is our obligation to do what we can to support the Ukrainian people.

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Paul Schrotti, CEO of Lindéngruppen
Paul Schrotti, CEO of Lindéngruppen

Lindéngruppen CEO shortlisted for the UK Non-Executive Director award

3
March
2022

Paul Schrotti, the CEO of Lindéngruppen, has been shortlisted for the UK Non-Executive Director Award (the NED Award).

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Staffa Quad, a Begg x Co cashmere silk scarf.

Trend outlook 2022: Begg x Co looks to set the pace on sustainability

18
February
2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for sustainability and digitalisation in the luxury fashion industry, with opportunities for Alex Begg brand Begg x Co to further develop its brand and business in 2022.

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a work team at Beckers Group

Beckers drives sustainability through innovation

4
February
2022

With the vision to be the most sustainable coatings company in the world, Lindéngruppen company Beckers improves the sustainability performance of its products through innovation.

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The future of work

17
January
2022

Lindéngruppen company Colart has adopted more flexible and interactive ways of working that contribute to the health and wellness of their employees.

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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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Photo: Beckers Group

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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