The Almedalen Week was kicked off in Visby, Sweden this Monday. The event dates back to the year 1968. Today Almedalen Week is a big discussion festival filled with seminars, workshops and lively talks around numerous topics, among them food and sustainability.
Picture text: Sofia Hyléen Toresson has met several politicians during the week. The topics have included for example origin labelling in restaurants, public tendering and export to China. In the picture Sofia with politician and farmer John Widegren.
The event gathers all political parties, organisations, companies and journalists to the beautiful city of Visby. HKSan’s EVP Market Area Sweden Sofia Hyléen Toresson and Annelie Lundell, Director Food Safety & Product Quality, are participating to the week in different seminars and panel discussions.
On Monday Annelie Lundell participated to a seminar under the topic: How to prevent food frauds. The discussion focused on how different operators in the food value chain can increase food security, the possibilities of a blockchain were also discussed.
Politicians challenged company leaders about climate
An anticipated event was held on Tuesday, when politicians were “grilling” company leaders about their climate and sustainability work. Politicians wanted to know how the companies are ensuring that they are on the right track, how companies will get their employees committed to the sustainability agenda, also they were intrested to hear what kind of wishes companies have for the politicians.
Sofia Hyléen Toresson being interviewed by Lars Hjälmered. Goals, measuring and prioritizing were of interest.
Scan contributed to Tuesday evenings grill event “One Planet Plate”. The event was organized by WWF and Scan’s ecological lamb was part of the inviting table showing meat as a part of a sustainable meal.
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