What’s up at GE 99?
Since 2019, GE99 has add a new service to our business: External project evaluation or “follow-up research” as it is sometimes called. It is about EU-funded projects having an external follower of the project who can support the project management, feedback lessons during the project period and remind about the long-term goals of the project.
These are often publicly run projects and therefore the accompanying researcher is procured in accordance with the Public Procurement Act. For me, there have been a total of five projects within the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) that dealt with broadband and digitization, energy collaboration, a technology accelerator and business support during the pandemic. Right now I am following three projects, some of which will be completed in 2023. The follow-up researcher will report to the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth on how the project succeeds in achieving the goals.
Being a follow-up researcher is a very fun assignment to work with. You get to know project teams with great drive, get to see new organizations from the inside and at the same time try to contribute with thoughts and lessons so that in the end our common society will be a little better and more sustainable than it is today.
When I started the company in 2014, I had no idea it could hold. Sure I hoped and sure enough I got mentors and tried to learn. But now, five years later, I am both surprised and grateful to be able to continue as an entrepreneur indefinitely for as long as I have the health and customers want.
Working with sustainability feels meaningful and fun. I always try to take it down to earth when I meet a new customer, a new management team or, for that matter, a sports association that is my latest customer. Sustainability is not complicated. If you are only willing to take responsibility for your business, there is just as much to do.
And the best part: Sustainability work is profitable! Both for the planet and for the business! Thanks to the Board, all mentors, consultants and office colleagues but mainly to all CUSTOMERS!
The education is a short course divided into two 4 hour sessions and includes part as “Create your sustainability profile”, “Be more safe to communicate sustainability” and “Show your sustainability work with ansvarsfullt.se”.
A license to ansvarsfullt.se is included for the first year. (Only in Swedish for now but hopefully in English in the future).
– I have been looking for a digital tool which supports me to work with sustainability, even as a small enterprise. Now I’ve found it: ansvarsfullt.se
– The tool is so good that I am now an AMBASSADOR for ansvarsfullt.se in the Southern of Sweden.
– A small company can work with sustainability and produce a sustainability report that meet the demands from the large customers.
GE99 has supported FoodTankers to transform the report from GRI G4 to the new GRI Standards.
My tip: Put your tote bag in your car and bring it to the store. When you packed up the grocerys at home, put the bag nearby your car keys so you won’t forget it next time.
HAVE A REALLY NICE SUMMER
”We are proud and pleased that our sustainability report on Fair Transport is ready! As the first professional organization we have let reviewing our CSR work. Three years in and a sector that initially showed skepticism now indicates that profitability has increased, perhaps due to a higher level of ambition with regard to road safety, climate and environment, and social responsibility?”
– It has been a challenging but fun mission to produce the sustainability reporting of Fair Transport, says Johnny Gylling, GE99. One of my conclusions in the report is that Fair Transport has been positive for the industry, but needs to be developed so that hauliers themselves reported its sustainability work in the future. It would benefit all parties.
Read the report here (only in Swedish)
“We welcome companies and organizations who are passionate about innovation in energy and sustainability issues! Together we create an innovation environment with developments of sustainable products and services.”
When Christmas is arriving we all become more kind. That is good! Dr Stefan Einhorn writes in his book The art of kindness: “To me, a kind person is an individual who lives with ethics in the heart”. Can there be such as kind companies? Yes, if all employees in a company are kind, then the whole company becomes kind, right?
A tips to spread kindness is when your company tells about your social responsibility. That will inspire more to do that extra thing.
I would want to thank all my clients for good cooperation during 2016 and thank’s to all I have been welcomed to visit and talk about sustainability.
GE99 continues to support EFI Fadder in Romania to help more children to a worthy life. Read more about EFI Fadder
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
I have met several large companies in the South-East of Sweden that has no sustainability reporting today. They often perform well but lacks transparency – they should tell more about their sustainability performance. It will be exciting to support these companies to start with the reporting process. Sustainability reporting is not a burden – it is a competitive advantage.
At the lecture I explained some challenges and opportunities from mainly the ICT industry on CSR and sustainability. For example how to deal with Human Rights issues like Child labour in the Supply chain. I also showed a local example from Karlskrona where Roxtec has recently started a partnership with Hand in Hand to support entrepreneurship, education and to fight poverty in one village in the south east part of India. This presentation is free to use for educational purpose.
2015-08-10 GE99 drives a BMW i3 with zero emissions delivered by Holmgrens Bil
2015-05-11 Guest lecture at BTH: “CSR in the ICT industry”
2015-05-04 Certified in Sustainability Reporting GRI G4
2015-03-25 CSR inspiration från KFHs nätverkslunch (In Swedish)
2015-03-11 Affärsliv Sydöstran (First press article)
2015-02-21 A CSR test on homepage (in Swedish only)
2014-12-23 MERRY CHRISTMAS from GE99 with a Christmas Gift to EFI who helps abandoned kids in Romania. You´re doing a great job!
2014-11-03 Our website is up and running 🙂