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Atea Sustainability Focus

We cannot resolve the sustainability challenges effectively on an individual basis. Atea Sustainability Focus brings together Danish and Nordic IT buyers, so that we can use our combined voice to increase the global focus on sustainability in the IT industry’s supply chain.

Thanks to everyone who took the time and answered the 2019 survey


We are currently analyzing Nordic data and will continue to work intensively in our Advisory Board over the next few months.

When the report is ready, start 2020, it will be published on this site.

Sign up for the Atea Sustainability survey, which opens May 2020

About Atea Sustainability Focus


Atea Sustainability Focus (ASF) is a network of Nordic IT buyers that gives them a combined voice to contribute to increasing the global IT industry’s sustainability. Since the global IT industry considers Nordic buyers to be among the most progressive and ambitious when it comes to sustainability, as a Danish IT buyer you can use this opportunity to use your influence to increase the global supply chain's sustainability.


As part of ASF, an Advisory Board has also been established that on an annual basis considers, selects and provides a number of concrete Nordic recommendations from the Nordic IT buyers directly to the management of Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) that, with 140 members, 6 million employees and thousands of subsuppliers, is the world’s leading coalition for sustainability in the IT industry.


Members of the ASF Advisory Board


Catarina Paulson
Head of Sustainability, Alfa Laval

Maria Faergemann Eg
Sustainable Procurement Manager, Nordea

Erik Nilsson
Project Manager Sustainable IT, H&M

Kajsa Nylander
Sustainable Manager, Systembolaget

Ulf Linderoth
IT strategist, Malmö Municipality

Björn Sigurdsson
Climate Strategist, Uppsala Municipality

Thomas Okke-Frahm

CIO Vestas


Annika Ramsköld
Head of Sustainability, Vattenfall

Peter Nohrstedt
Head of Sustainability, SKL Kommentus

Maria Greve
Sustainable Procurement Manager, Nordea

Åsa-Pia Folkesdotter
Sustainable Specialist, Ikea

Terkel Nordlund
Senior Category Manager, Tetra Pak

Pernilla Bergmark
Master Researcher Sustainability, Ericsson

Atea Sustainablity Focus medlemmer

Members of the ASF Advisory Board

What is the process?

Download the Atea Sustainability Focus report


Atea Sustainablity Focus


Introduction to the report for 2019

Recommendations for the industry:

  • Achieving a certification standard for the circular economy.
  • Circularity must already be considered in the design phase, for example by using recycled material, or making products easier to upgrade and repair.
  • One cord only! The industry should work for a common standard for accessories and components.



Atea Sustainablity Focus


Introduction to the report for 2018

Recommendations for the industry:

Focus on transparent reporting and information concerning products’ sustainability, in order to establish a strong basis for monitoring the impact of initiatives, so as to achieve future sustainability goals.

  • Common guidelines for what the industry is to report in relation to their supply chain, in addition to tier-one suppliers, concerning sustainability across indicators.
  • Shared KPIs covering various environmental, social and governance aspects. Both positive and negative impacts must be reported.


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