This year is an exceptional year for the Swedish Business Awards in Lithuania. The event celebrates its 10th anniversary; Ceremony of the Awards will become the first sustainable event in the country, organized in accordance with the requirements of ISO 20121:2012 standards; And the ceremony of the Awards will be honoured by the presence of H.M. King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, President of the Republic of Lithuania Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė and other prominent Lithuanian and Swedish business, science and political leaders.
The event serves as an annual platform for discussions and a source of ideas and inspiration for entrepreneurship, sustainable business as well as responsibility towards environment and society. It is also a meeting point for decision makers and corporate leaders represented in Lithuania to exchange views on business challenges and achievements as well as discussions on the development of even stronger ties between business in Lithuania and Sweden.
The aim of the event is to highlight positive examples of international cooperation, youth entrepreneurship, sustainable business and importance of corporate responsibility towards society and environment.
The first sustainable event in Lithuania
Business Sweden annually announces its Sustainability Reports and operates in accordance with the Business Sweden Code of Conduct based on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. With respect to that, Business Sweden office in Lithuania decided to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the Swedish Business Awards with a brand new initiative – the Swedish Business Awards 2015 officially will be launched as the first sustainable event in Lithuania organised under ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management System standard.
ISO 20121:2012 is applicable for any type of event or event-related activity and to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain or improve an event sustainability management system. Moreover, in order to offset the direct and unavoidable carbon emissions from event organisation, Business Sweden plans to plant young pine trees in Lithuanian forests.