Social Responsibility

Ragn-Sells has an active commitment to societal issues in connection to our business. We regularly raise awareness and shape opinions to drive action for environmental progress.

"Through our strong engagement, we bring forward innovative solutions, influence stakeholders and work hard to be an active voice of circular economy in the public debate."

Pär Larshans, Head of Sustainability & Public Affairs Ragn-Sells Group

Engagemant and commitment

Successful sustainability efforts require cooperation. Through a strong local presence, it is very important for us to have a good relationship with actors in our local communities. Our contribution to a sustainable society comes in various shapes.

During 2020, we have been involved in numerous political initiatives to push for more circular material flows, where Ragn-Sells’ Director of Sustainability & Public Affairs is an active voice in the national debate and policy making. He received three appointments by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation in Sweden, for his engagement in the topic of circularity.

His engagement has enabled Ragn-Sells to substantially contribute in developing national policies through: 

  • Miljömålsberedningen (The Swedish Government Assignment for Inquiry of the Swedish Environmental Goals)
  • Kemikalieinspektionens Insynsråd (The Swedish Chemicals Agency's Monitoring Board)
  • Samverkansprogrammet för näringslivets klimatomställning (The Swedish Government's Collaboration Programme for Trade and Industry on Climate Change)

Also, during 2020 Ragn-Sells signed the 1.5°C Business Playbook that means we commit to reduce our own CO2 emissions with at least 50% until year 2030.

And on the day, five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, Ragn-Sells also signed the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders commitment that is part of the Exponential Roadmap initiative.

Our promise is to reach the goals set in the Paris agreement. To do so we need to both create circular material flows and reduce carbon emissions. We are committed to be a driving force in transforming society from a linear to a circular economy, and we commit ourselves to actively work with our value circle in order to:

1) Reduce carbon emission up- and downstream in the value circle with at least 50% by 2030

2) Develop circular solutions in collaboration with business partners and society

3) Create a market for circular materials with procurement as an enabler.


Debates and opinion forming

During the year, we have written six debate articles (in Swedish) together with different actors. Some of them have led to further replies and discussions.

We also took part in EAT´s digital event EAT@Home, a 90 min long session with invited guests from different countries and representatives from the European parliament and the Swedish parliament.

Read more about our engagement and activities in these press releases and articles: