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Sweco pledges immediate relief to Ukraine

March 3, 2022 | News

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a serious and unacceptable violation of international law and human rights. Sweco recognises the rights of all people to be able to live in peace, stability and with independence. Our deepest compassion is with the millions of people affected.

“I am saddened and appalled by the war in the Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. They are living their worst nightmare and we are all witnessing the sad and devastating events that are taking place in the country,” says Åsa Bergman, President and CEO of Sweco.

Sweco will donate SEK 5 million to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to provide immediate relief and support to those in need. In addition, a number of local initiatives have already started to provide emergency assistance to people fleeing from the war.

We continue to identify ways in which Sweco, together with industry peers and civil society can support the needs of Ukraine and its people. Sweco has 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists. Among those are experts in key areas for emergency relief: water, buildings, infrastructure, energy, transportation and other competence areas that can contribute to assistance in Ukraine.

“Sweco has a long history of cross-border collaboration for building societies. This is a strength we bring with us as we continue to investigate how Sweco can take further actions, both short-term and long-term,” Åsa Bergman says.

Sweco does not have any employees working in Russia or Ukraine. Sweco has decided not to undertake new projects in Russia and is currently assessing and ensuring compliance with EU, US and UK sanctions.

Anna Elisabeth Olsson

Head of Press and Public Affairs