NEWS

January 05, 2021

WHO CARES ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY ?

35.294 visitors from 117 countries in the last six months of 2020 for www.hallbars.org

WHO CARES ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY ? 

35.294 visitors from 117 countries in the last six months of 2020 for www.hallbars.org


The Hallbars Research Institute helps sustainability professionals. Hallbar means sustainable in Swedish. In 2020, the focus of the research has been the Food & Drink sector, essential during the pandemic. The website www.hallbars.org  was opened to the public on July 1, 2020. There were a total of 35.294 visitors  from 117 countries in the last six months of 2020, more than expected. It shows  many do care about Sustainability. There are strong differences between countries if the population is taken into account. It also shows the reality beyond institutional speeches.


VISITORS

USA                8953     25.37%

Denmark         3787    10.73

France            3088      8.73

Germany        1562      4.43

UK                  1518      4.30

China              1267     3.59

Netherlands    1247     3.53

India                1227     3.48

Canada           1172     3.32

Sweden           1149     3.26

Singapore         930     2.64

Brazil                865      2.45     Top 12 =  75.83%

Philippines       554      1.54

Italy                  440      1.25

Vietnam           433      1.23

Finland            372       1.05

Austria             316        .90

Argentina         314        .89

Spain               306        .87

Peru                302         .86

Australia          274        .78

Indonesia        273        .77

Ireland            241         .68

Japan             241         .68

Thailand         226         .64

Top 25 countries      87,57%


Total 117 countries 

Europe           44.93% (Nordic 15.53%)

America         34.91     (Latin America 6.13%)

Asia - Pacific 19.13

Africa              2.03



The 117 countries  show they care about sustainability in various degrees. There are really 3 groups of countries: The top 3 are all above 3000 visitors.  The next 9 countries are between 1562 and 865. The others have less than 554 visitors. The top 12 countries really lead with 75.83% of visitors. There are great differences in real interest about sustainability around the world. The perception of the importance of sustainability vary greatly between countries. 

The top countries for visitors reflect the fact that the website is focused on the Food & Drink sector. For instance, Denmark and France are part of the top world countries in Food & Drink. This audience of visitors is mainly sustainability professionals, from the Food and Drink sector. 


Europe Nordic countries are very strong on the list above, with over 1/3 of Europe in percentage. It is also because of the very high awareness of sustainability in those countries. Denmark, Singapore and Sweden are the top 3 countries in the world,  if adjusted for population. Population does impact the number of vistors : thirteen of the top 25 countries visiting the Hallbars website are from the top populated countries in the world. 


Much remains to be done for sustainability reports to reach a wider audience. Their positive message is ignored in most countries beyond the direct stakeholders of the largest corporations and institutions. Hallbars Research Institute tries to help widen the audience of sustainability reports.


Best wishes for 2021.



January 01, 2021

Best wishes for 2021 !!!

Travelling and meeting after the pandemic

Stakeholders and Shareholders

Sustainability experts are on the frontline. With the pandemic, they have become essential.


In 2020, the pandemic accelerated changes. Ministries of the Environment became Ministries of Sustainability or Climate Change. The person or team responsible  for Sustainability  now report directly to the CEO in many corporations. 


In the corporate world, there is a fast significant shift, Sustainability has become key for the CEO.  The focus is now on stakeholders, which include the community, the employees, the suppliers, the clients, the shareholders and many others in society. Specifically the pandemic has made clear that sustainability is a most important criteria for ALL investors today. For the other stakeholders, they have  learned the hard way with the pandemic that they are all together on the same planet and need to face the issues.

Fortunately, sustainability reports show much is already being done by corporations, as fast as possible. Hallbars wants to show everyone everywhere the essential work showcased  in Sustainability Reports worldwide. Sustainability experts are now on the frontline. 


Hallbars objective is to promote Sustainability Reports, help their readership and impact. It considers the reports as books. It does not rate sustainability efforts. Hallbars was launched publicly in June 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. It does fill a need, and has already a fast impact. For instance, 88 institutions and corporations used  their participation in the Hallbars Awards of October 2020 to communicate on their sustainability report and get articles in the media.  

Visitors from 117 countries visit month after month the website www.hallbars.org. The same ten of the 12  countries have been at the top in number of visitors to the website  every month.  They are, ranked by the number of visitors:

USA, Denmark, France, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, India, Sweden, Canada, China, Singapore, Brazil. 

Bigger countries  do lead the way. Smaller countries like Denmark , The Netherlands, Singapore and Sweden show their corporations and people already champion sustainability as a way of life. 

Encouraged by its success in 2020, Hallbars will multiply initiatives in 2021. Much information is available in its first book, Sustainability Rocks, available free to download since December 3, by a click on the cover of the book in the News pages of the website. A second book is being prepared for publication in April 2021, for which enquires to participate are welcome. It is free to qualified parties. 


Sustainability reports are now multiplying, for countries, cities, international and national organisations, universities and schools, public and private corporations, and others. There is a gigantic effort, by numerous professionals, beyond expectations. The pandemic has indeed changed  priorities. 


We are working on the new Sustainability Reports 2020 , which  all mention the pandemic. Reading these reports is an excellent way to start 2021. We have already planned many opportunities to meet, in Paris in early June, Alfred Nobel House in Sweden again in the Autumn, then in Asia and Latin America at the end of the year.


MAY WE TRAVEL AND MEET IN 2021

Best wishes for 2021  !!!!

June 3-6, 2021

Sustainability reports at the Louvre estate in Paris.

Sustainability reports at the Louvre estate in Paris, June 3-6, 2021

After Sweden and China, posters of sustainability reports will be exhibited by Hallbars Research Institute in  Paris June 3-6, 2021.  Hallbars will be next to Rue de Rivoli in the center of Paris, on the Louvre estate.  French authorities have given the green light to this project, including an agreement with the Louvre. Hallbars posters exhibition and the Sustainability Report Congress for Socially Responsible Food will be part of the 12.000  square meters of the 5th Village International in the Louvre Tuileries Gardens in Paris. The 4th Village of March  2019 at Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower had over 40.000 visitors, in parallel of the Gourmand World Summit at UNESCO. The new location has more  space  and expects more visitors. 


The stands in the Village are all comissioned by foreign embassies  and French institutions in Paris. All French regions are present in the French Pavilion. Over 90 countries and regions show the best of their food and drink products, with cooking demonstrations by their celebrity chefs, product tastings, music and dance. June 3 and 4  will be strictly professional, including the Sustainability Congress.  June 5-6 will be a big feast for the public. 


The first Sustainability Reports Congress June 3-4, 2021 in Paris will bring together the Hallbars Awards winners and the professionals who produce the reports. The Hallbars awards ceremony will be Friday June 4  to replace the public  ceremony that could not take place in 2020 at Alfred Nobel House in Sweden  because of the pandemic. In fact, if the June 2021 event  was again postponed, there is another option for the first week of September 2021 with the Louvre estate, in the same location.


For information

exhibition@hallbars.org

December 3, 2020

Get  your  Christmas  gift  from  Hallbars !


SUSTAINABILITY  ROCKS 

77 pages, eBook, free download, below

Published by Hallbars Research Institute

Click on cover for free easy download, under one minute.

" Sustainability rocks, we are saving the planet, and the sustainability reports give us an insight into the future "

Governor Maria Larsson, Chairwoman, Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation


" Sustainability Report are books " 

Edouard Cointreau, President, Hallbars Research Institute


The book includes the first selection of Sustainability Reports Posters selected for the exhibition in the Louvre Garden in June 2021( presentation page 16 in the ebook)


See the index below:


Foreword : Sustainability Rocks   page 4

Index   page 5

Hallbars Research Institute   page 6

Sustainability reports are books   page 7

Exhibitions

               Alfred Nobel House Björkborn   page 9

               Hangzhou Entrepreneurs Forum   page 11

               Sustainability Reports at Paris-Louvre-Tuileries   page 14

               University San Martin de Porres , Lima, Peru  page 17

Posters index

Institutions

               Arctic - World Reindeer Herders   page 20

               Rainforest Alliance   page 30

               Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  page 36

Corporations

                Argentina - Bodega Trivento  page 42

                Chile - Viña Concha y Toro   page 46

                Mexico - Sigma Alimentos   page 48

                Singapore - Banyan Tree  page 50

                Sri Lanka - Talawakelle   page 58

                Sweden - Systembolaget   page 64

                   

If you want to be included in the Paris exhibition in June,

please call : Edouard Cointreau Hallbars France +33 784964210, or write to :

exhibition (at) hallbars.org

December 1, 2020 - Lima, Peru

World sustainability reports  exhibition will go  to Latin America

University San Martin de Porres in Lima  and Hallbars  cooperate


The first exhibition of  Sustainability Reports Posters in America will come to Lima, Peru.  A cooperation agreement was signed on December 01, 2020 between the Faculty of  Sciences of Communication and Sustainable Tourism,  and  Hallbars.


The Faculty of Sciences of Communicatios and Sustainable Tourism is a leader in Sustainability in Peru. It is internationally  known as the leading University Press in Latin America. Its dean Johan Leuridan came to  Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 to receive the Gourmand Award for Best Food Culture Publisher in the World.  The UNESCO chair at USMP is part of this Faculty. Its director is Sara Beatriz Guardia, Author and historian.

The Hallbars posters of Sustainability Reports are currently  in English and Chinese, from previous exhibitions iat Alfred Nobel House Museum in Sweden and in Hangzhou, China. They will now be translated to Spanish. 


These posters alreagy include  several from Latin America, for instance:

Rainforest Alliance

World Reindeer Herders, del Arctico

Argentina - Bodega Trivento

Chile - Vina Concha y Toro

Colombia - Daabon

Honduras - Agrolibano

Mexico - Sigma

Singapore - Banyan Tree

Sri Lanka - Talakwelle Tea

Sweden - Systembolaget


Inquiries about participating in this exhibition should be seht to

exhibition ( at ) hallbars.org

Lima, 1 de diciembre, 2020

Communicado de prensa

Exhibicion mundial de memorias de sostenibilidad viene a  America por primera vez

Exhibicion mundial de memorias de sostenibilidad viene a  America por primera vez

Acuerdo entre  USMP, Lima, y Hallbars, Suecia


La Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicacio, Turismo y Psicologia de la Universidad San Martin de Porres firmo el 1 de diciembre 2020 un acuerdo de cooperacion con el Hallbars Research Institute de Suecia. 

La Facultad es pionera en America Latina en investigación gastronómica y sostenibilidad. También es importante el trabajo que desarrolla la Catedra UNESCO Patrimonio Cultural y Turismo Sostenible de la USMP. La editorial universitaria USMP es famosa internacionalmente.  Su decano  Johan Leuridan Huys vino en 2015 a la Feria del Libro de Frankfurt para recibir el premio de mejor editorial de libros de alimentacion del mundo en las ultimas dos decadas. 

Hallbar quiere decir Sostenible en sueco, y este organismo se dedica a la investigacion y promocion de memorias de desarollo sostenible. Para ellos, estas memorias son libros que  dan las llaves de nuestro futuro.  La mision de Hallbars es promocionar estas memorias como libros, con mas lectores, y mas impacto.  Por la pandemia del Covid 19, su enfoque ahora es sobre el sector esencial de alimentacion y bebida. 



En 2020, a pesar del Covid19, Hallbars tuvo dos importantes exhibiciones  internacionales. La primera duro dos meses en septiembre y octubre  en le Casa Museo de Alfred Nobel, con el apoyo de la Fundacion Alfred Nobel Björkborn, en Karlskoga, Suecia. La segunda fue en el Congreso anual de empresarios privados chinos, en Hangzhou, China, con toda normalidad del 1 al 3 de noviembre,  con unos 7000 visitantes, pero casi sin extranjeros. En junio 2021, la exhibicion estara en Paris, en  los jardines del Louvre Tuileries, durante el primer Congreso Mundial de Memorias de Sosteniblidad, con un enfoque sobre el sector de la Alimentacion y Bebidas. 


En Paris y luego en Lima estaran las memorias de lideres de sostenibilidad de Asia, Europa y  America, como, con posters de presentacion de :

Rainforest Alliance

World Reindeer Herders, del Arctico

Argentina - Bodega Trivento

Chile - Vina Concha y Toro

Colombia - Daabon

Honduras - Agrolibano

Mexico - Sigma

Singapore - Banyan Tree

Sri Lanka - Talakwelle Tea

Suecia - Systembolaget

y muchos otros


Para informacion sobre las exhibiciones y el congreso internacional de memorias e sostenibilidad

Edouard Cointreau, Presidente. Hallbars Research Institute

Tel Espana +34 650416396

www.hallbars.org



November 1, 2020 - Hangzhou, China

CHINA ENTREPRENEURS FORUM

Sustainability Reports Posters  star in China

Hallbars is exhibiting 188 Sustainability Reports posters  from 14 institutions and 60 corporations, from 33 countries. Sweden has the largest numbers of posters. China and France are next. See the Vina Concha y Toro poster in Chinese. All the posters were translated to Chinese. As international travel is very restricted, the Hallbars international exhibition is a key focus of the event this year, confirmed  the director of the forum Zhang Xiao Ke. She said " We are very grateful for this first exhibition of international Sustainability Reports posters. The quotes of top chairmen and CEO bring sustainability to life. "


The Forum welcomes over 6500 registered professional visitors over the 3 days November 1-3. The Forum is the annual meeting of China private entrepreneurs, including big corporations such as world famous Alibaba, and Wahaha, the drinks industry leader, both with headquarters in Hangzhou. There is also a large number of start-ups presentations. The main sponsor of the event is Moutai, the number one China brand. 


Hallbars hopes to promote the publication of more sustainability reports in China, which is already among the top  countries in number of reports (and visitors to the www.hallbars.org  website). According to the Hallbars Awards 2020, the best sustainability reports from China  are COFCO International, Mengniu, Vitasoy, Alibaba, and the China Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology.


President  Cai Zhang Sheng said "The exhibition of Sustainability Reports  posters is the cornerstone of our Hangzhou Entrepreneur Forum this year. All visitors talk about it. We will definitely repeat it again next year, everyone will expect it . This posters exhibition is  a major contribution to business culture."

The two leaders of Hangzhou Entrepreneurs Forum

President Cai Zhang Sheng

Director Ms. Zhang Xiao Ke

November 1 - 3 - 2020, Hangzhou, China.

Hallbars exhibits Sustainability Reports posters in Hangzhou, China.

Hallbars has been invited to exhibit its Sustainability Reports posters November 1 to 3, 2020, at the 5th Global Entrepreneurial Forum in Hangzhou, China. It is the yearly reunion of private entrepreneurs of China, from giant Wahaha to start-ups. Last year there were 6500 visitors, including Hallbars.


The Forum has strong support and presence from the State institutions, from national, regional and local levels. Special attention is given to entrepreneurs from the One Belt One Road Initiative. There are high level foreigners, including ambassadors. The theme this year is "Great Changes, Great Opportunities, Great Development". The event takes place in the impressive International Expo Center built for the G20 Summit  of 2016. The main sponsor this year is Maotai, the distilled spirit of China.


Hangzhou was the capital of China at the time of Marco Polo, who spent much time there. The XiHu West Lake is an unforgetable experience.  Hangzhou is also a pionneer for the 21st century, with thriving businesses, including Alibaba headquartered there. Hangzhou has retained for many years the title of number one Sustainable City in China.

Leifeng Pagoda, XiHu West Lake

Longjing Tea Museum, XiHu West Lake, Hangzhou (Photo: Zhang YaPing 2019)

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden - 21 October 2020

BOSCH Awards Celebration

Photo : Anneli Lyckerborn, director of Alfred Nobel House Björkborn,  and Pelle Agorelius, CEO of Hallbars Research Institute, with the Bosch Susustainability Report and the Best in the World Certificate.

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Bosch Sustainability Report is the number 1 in the world, in a competition with 702 participants from 78 countries, all from the Food & Drink sector. Bosch from Germany is number 1 in all categories, with LVMH from France number 2 , and Vina Concha y Toro is number 3.

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden - 21 October 2020

LVMH Awards Celebration

Linn and Pelle from Hallbars Research Institute celebrated with Alfred Nobel and Moet champagne the best in the World award of LVMH Sustainability Report. The LVMH report took the second place on the podium of the  Best in the World in all categories, in a competition with 702 reports from 78 countries, from the Food and Drink sector. First place went to Bosch of Germany, Third place to Vina Concha y Toro from Chile.

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden - 21 October 2020

Viña Concha y Toro,  Awards Celebration

Photo : Linn and Pelle from Hallbars Research Institute celebrating the Best in the World Award for the Sustainability Report of Viña Concha y Toro in the Hallbars Awards 2020. Viña Concha y Toro took the third place on the podium for the thee best in the world in all categories, in an intense competition with 702 reports from 78 countries, all from the Food and Drink sector.

Hallbars Awards 2020

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden - 21 October 2020

Film has the Oscars, Sustainability now has the Hallbars.

Hallbars means Sustainable in Swedish. The first Hallbars Sustainability Reports Awards will be announced on October 21 at Alfred Nobel House Björkborn in Karlskoga, Sweden. Hallbars is an international research institute focusing on annual sustainability reports, with headquarters in Sweden, and an international  team based in France, Spain and China. The event will be presided by Governor Maria Larsson, Chair of Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation. Björkborn is the manor of Alfred Nobel, in the birch tree path, translation of its name in Swedish.


Given the pandemic restrictions, the Hallbars Awards 2020 will be strictly online. The results will be posted on www.hallbars.org on October 21. There will be a celebration feast in Alfred Nobel private dining room in the manor for the sponsors and partners.


Hallbars is already planning for a big event for 2021, when hopefully the world will recover from the pandemic. The 2021 Hallbars Awards will take place on October 21, 2021 in the Blue Room of Stockholm TownHall, where the Nobel Prize banquet takes place on December 10, the date of Alfred Nobel death . October 21 is the date of Alfred Nobel birthday. The Blue  Room has a capacity of 1300 for the October 21, 2021 Hallbars Banquet  There will also be a private celebration feast at Alfred Nobel Björkborn manor.

Alfred Nobel dining room, Karlskoga  (Photo Pelle Agorelius)

October 16 - 2020.

Hallbars is celebrating of FAO World Food Day


In celebration of World Food Day (WFD) 2020, Uno Agorelius, a thirteen-year-old from Grythyttan, Sweden, printed the WFD Activity Book “Food Heroes” to include it in the first world exhibition of Food & Drink Sustainability reports, at the Alfred Nobel Museum in Karlskoga, Sweden. The exhibition focuses on sustainability in the food and drink sector, and this year’s WFD Activity Book explores a similar theme. Uno will promote the exhibition so that his classmates and their families visit it and will be able to see the WFD Activity Book prominently on display!

October 14, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals – Publishers Compact

Players from across the publishing industry are being invited to pledge their commitment to the future by signing a new Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact, launched today at the start of Frankfurter Buchmesse. The compact features 10 action points that publishers, publishing associations and others can commit to undertaking in order to accelerate progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Hallbars is an exhibitor at Frankfurt Book Fair 2020. Sustainability reports are books.

Frankfurt, October 14-18, 2020

Hallbars is an exhibitor at Frankfurt Book Fair 2020.

Sustainability reports are books.


For the first time, Hallbars is an exhibitor at Frankfurt Book Fair, for the online only edition of October 14-18, 2020.  Hallbars promotes Sustainability Reports for wider distribution, and readership, in English and other languages, to all  international stakeholders.  Frankfurt Book Fair is extremely important for books for business, universities and schools. Most international publlshers from those sectors are present.


Hallbars will promote Sustainability Reports and the food and drink sector. We will make a special event during the fair on October 16, for World Food Day, as organized by FAO for the United Nations, with their theme Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.


Hallbars is also an exhibitor at Beijing International Book Fair, BIBF, starting September 26. Frankfurt Book Fair and BIBF are the two most important and largest book fairs in the world for the trade, one the leader in the West and the other the leader in the East.

September 3 - 2020.

Sustainability Reports Exhibition at Alfred Nobel House Björkborn. 

Karlskoga, Sweden.

First international sustainability reports exhibition at Alfred Nobel Björkborn

" There is a tidal wave of Sustainability Reports ".


For the first time, International Sustainability Reports are exhibited at Alfred Nobel House Björkborn in Karlskoga, Sweden. for 2 months from September 3  to November 9, 2020.


As chair of the Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation, Governor Maria Larsson opened the exhibition on September 3. She said :

’Sustainability reports from the foods and drinks sectors are more important than we can ever imagine. They point out paths that leads us away from climate destruction and accelerate the sustainable development towards the food of the future. Alfred Nobel would have loved to browse through these reports, and perhaps in his laboratory he would have experimented a magic solution in the name of sustainability.’


The curator of the exhibition Pelle Agorelius said " Healing the planet is an emergency. The good news is that sustainability is very fast becoming the new norm for industries and institutions. Internationally, there is a tidal wave of sustainability reports that are becoming as important or more than financial annual reports."


The exhibition is at Alfred Nobel's Björkborn  manor in Karlskoga, his haven of peace in birchtree woods. He also had houses in Paris and San Remo, Italy. Karlskoga was legally chosen for his residence for his will establishing the Nobel prize because he kept his prized horses at his stables in Karlskoga. The stables have been converted in a comfortable cafe/ restaurant.

" The focus of the exhibition is food & drink", concluded Pelle Agorelius at the end of the tour of the exhibition. " Food is essential for our future, as evidenced by the Covid 19 pandemic. The exhibition shows the food & drink sector has embraced sustainability, becoming a benchmark for other sectors."


The exhibition is inside Alfred Nobel House Björkborn,  September 3 to November 9, 2020. It is included in the normal visit. Special professional Sustainability reports tours may be organized upon request with Pelle Agorelius, curator of the exhibition. The house has not changed since Alfred Nobel lived there. It is a surprisingly lively, informative, and entertaining visit, for all ages, thanks to experienced and talented guides.


The inauguration ended with the group pf officials going on a champagne hiking on the birch path (the Björkborn in Swedish) around the manor, led by Richard Juhlin, the wine expert.


www.nobelkarlskoga.se

www.hallbars.org


Information

Pelle Agorelius

pelle@hallbars.org

Tel + 46 70 6467577

September 26 - 30, 2020, Beijing, China.

Hallbars is an exhibitor at Beijing International Book Fair BIBF

Sustainability Reports are books. 

September 26 - 30, 2020, Beijing, China.


Sustainability Reports are books. 


For the first time, Hallbars is an exhibitor at Beijing International Book Fair BIBF starting Septmeber 26.  Hallbars promotes Sustainability Reports for wider distribution, in English and other languages, to all international stakeholders.  BIBF is the largest annual book fair in Asia, comparable to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Europe for the book  trade. BIBF is extremely  important for books for business, universities and schools. Most international publlshers from those sectors are present. There are for instance every year over 30 University Press from Japan. The top US and UK Publishers for Science and Technology would never miss the fair. The world digital publishing leaders come every year, with China a key market for online  publishing.  


Hallbars will promote Sustainability Reports with the masterlist open to all on its website. Since Hallbars has been listed online as an exhibitor to BIBF, there has been a strong increase in visitors from China to the Hallbars website. China is now among the top 5 countries for visitors to www.hallbars.org, showing the strong interest of Chinese for Sustainability.

August 6 - 2020

Press Conference Orebro Castle, Sweden

Launch of www.hallbars.org

The Exhibition of Sustainability Reports

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January 05, 2021

WHO CARES ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY ?

35.294 visitors from 117 countries in the last six months of 2020 for www.hallbars.org

January 01, 2021

Best wishes for 2021 !!!

Travelling and meeting after the pandemic

June 3-6, 2021

Sustainability reports at the Louvre estate in Paris.

December 3, 2020

Get your Christmas gift from Hallbars !

SUSTAINABILITY ROCKS 

December 1, 2020 - Lima, Peru

World sustainability reports  exhibition will go  to Latin America

University San Martin de Porres in Lima  and Hallbars  cooperate


Lima, 1 de diciembre, 2020

Communicado de prensa

Exhibicion mundial de memorias de sostenibilidad viene a  America por primera vez

November 1, 2020 - Hangzhou, China

CHINA ENTREPRENEURS FORUM

Sustainability Reports Posters  star in China

November 1 - 3 - 2020, Hangzhou, China.

Hallbars exhibits Sustainability Reports posters in Hangzhou, China.

 21 October 2020

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden

Awards Celebration

21 October 2020

Alfred Nobel House, Karlskoga, Sweden 

Hallbars Awards 2020

October 16 - 2020.

Hallbars is celebrating FAO World Food Day

October 14, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals – Publishers Compact

Frankfurt, October 14-18, 2020

Hallbars is an exhibitor at Frankfurt Book Fair 2020.

September 26 - 30 - 2020, Beijing, China.

Hallbars is an exhibitor at Beijing International Book Fair BIBF

Sustainability Reports are books.

September 3 - 2020.

Sustainability Reports Exhibition at Alfred Nobel House Björkborn.

August 6 - 2020

Press Conference Orebro Castle, Sweden

Launch of www.hallbars.org

The Exhibition of Sustainability Reports

July 28 - 2020

AUDIT : Corporate Sustainability Reports

Food & Drink Sector

July 12 - 2020

Countries Ranking : Corporate Sustainability Reports

Food & Drink Sector

Photo : Ewa Hector Agorelius

August 6, 2020, Örebro, Sweden

Director Anneli Lyckerborn, with IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Climate Change Land. Summary for Policymakers.

Governor Maria Larsson, Chair of the Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation, with World Economic Forum Davos - Incentiving Food Transformation.

Curator Pelle Agorelius with RainForest Alliance - Our alliance in action.


Sustainability Reports have good news

"International Sustainability Reports show the keys to our future. They have good news " ,  says Governor Maria Larsson, Chair of Alfred Nobel Björkborn Foundation.


Launch of www.hallbars.org

The Exhibition of Sustainability Reports


On Thursday August 6, 2020, Governor Maria Larsson hosted a press conference at her residence, the castle of Örebro, as Chair of the Alfred Nobels Björkborn foundation. Anneli Lyckeborn, director of Alfred Nobel House and Per-Johan Agorelius made a presentation of the exhibition, and were interviewed. 


 "Alfred Nobel House Björkborn Museum welcomes the first international exhibition of Sustainability Reports " said in her introductory speech Governor Maria Larsson, Chair of the Foundation. " these reports show the keys to our future ".


Exhibition programme on www.hallbars.org


Sustainability Reports

"With the Covid 19 pandemic, we all need positive facts to look into the future. This is what the exhibition of Sustainability Reports provides." says Agorelius. These reports appeared in this century to complement the yearly financial information from corporations and institutions. They have multiplied since 2017 when the United Nations released the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. They bring together business and society, with science based facts. " Reading these reports shows a clear positive progress. It is most encouraging to see Sustainability promoted worldwide, says Agorelius.” This first international exhibition focuses on the Food & Drink sector, more essential than ever with the pandemic. Months of confinement revealed food heroes as well as health heroes. For the first time, visitors will be able to compare digital sustainability reports. Some digital reports were printed specially for the exhibition. Sustainability reports are books, they have authors, readers, a publisher, distribution and promotion, they are printed and digital.  Anneli explained "the Sustainability Reports will have their special room in the manor for two months in September and October. It will be included in the guided tours of the Alfred Nobel House and Museum, which have proven so popular both with Swedes and foreigners. "


Alfred Nobel House Björkborn

" Books were very important for Alfred Nobel, as can be seen in the books in special furniture at the manor" says Anneli.  Alfred Nobel purchased the Björkborn manor for its comfort, as well as the magnificent views from its terrace. Björkborn in Swedish means path of the birch trees, which goes back to medieval times when it was the path used to carry freight and boats to avoid the rapids on the Karlskoga river. The big stables of the manor  were important for Alfred Nobel, for horses were his prized indulgence. The stables have been converted into a comfortable cafe / restaurant , where the birthday of Alfred Nobel will be celebrated October 21, an important day during the exhibition. 


The exhibition will be September 3 to November 9, 2020

July 28 - 2020

AUDIT : Corporate Sustainability Reports

Food & Drink Sector

157 audited reports / 509 Food & Drink corporation reports = 30%

When signed, it is Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC for over 95%.

SMETA is not included here, see bellow.


Europe :   71 / 212 reports with audit credit  = 33%

Asia :  17 / 66 reports with audit credit = 26%

North America : 7 / 48 reports with audit credit = 14%


Ranking follow the Top 12 countries 

Ranking  by number of reports


USA : 6 / 40 reports with audit credit = 15%

Germany :  4 / 36  reports with audit credit = 11%

Sweden : 15 / 25 reports with audit credit  =  60%

France : 6 / 24 reports with audit credit = 25%

Netherlands :  5 / 23 reports with audit credit = 22%

China :  1 / 22 reports with audit credit = 5%

Switzerland : 5 / 19 reports with audit credit = 26%

United Kingdom : 7 / 19 reports with audit credit = 37%

Australia : 10 / 19 reports with audit credit =  53%

Brazil : 6 / 15 reports with audit credit = 40% 

Japan :   6 /1 5 reports with audit credit =  40%

Denmark : 5 / 13 reports with audit credit = 38%

India : 8 / 13 reports with audit credit = 61%


Ranking by % of audit credit:

Ranking by number of audited reports


Sweden 16 / 25 reports with audit credit  =  64%

India : 8 / 13 reports with audit credit = 61%

Australia : 10 / 19 reports with audit credit = 53%

Brazil : 6 / 15 reports with audit credit = 40 %

Japan :   6 / 1 5 reports with audit credit =  40%

Denmark : 5 / 13 reports with audit credit = 38%

United Kingdom : 7 / 19 reports with audit credit = 37%

Switzerland : 5 / 19 reports with audit credit = 26%

France : 6 / 24  reports with audit credit = 25%

Netherlands :  5 / 23 reports with audit credit = 22%

USA : 6 / 40 reports with audit credit = 15%

Germany :  4 / 36 reports with audit credit = 11%

China :  1 / 22 reports with audit credit = 5%


Auditors Ranking:


PwC

N°1 in the World . ( 44 / 157 )

N°1 in the World for Beverage. ( 15 / 49 )

N°1 in Europe. ( 28 / 71 )

N°1 in Europe for Spirits.  ( 6 / 8 )


KPMG

N°1  in Asia Pacific . ( 16 / 41 )

N°1  in the World for Beer. ( 6 / 10 )

N°1  in the World for Food Retailing ( 4 / 14 )


Deloitte

N°1 in the World for Agri-Business. ( 6/ 16 )

N°1 in the World for Appliance Manufacturing ( 3 / 7 )


Ernst & Young

N°1  in the World for Dairy.  ( 4 / 13 )

N°1 in the World for Beverage without Alcohol (Water, Soft-Drink, Milk, Tea,  Coffee)  ( 10/30)

N°1  in the World for Tea in Asia.  ( 3 / 5 )


SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit:

SMETA is not included in the above


60 / 509 corporations of our list use SMETA audit  = 12%


Mostly Agriculture Corporations :


Fruits & Vegetables & Spice  :  9 / 21 = 42 %

Agri-Business  : 7 / 19 = 36 %

Sugar : 5 / 16 = 31 %

Farming : 4 / 13 = 30%


EUROPE : 30 / 60 = 50%  of corporations on our list using  SMETA  are European

SOUTH AMERICA :  16 / 60 = 26 %   of corporations on our list using   SMETA are South American


July 12 - 2020

Countries Ranking : Corporate Sustainability Reports

Top 12 countries in number of quality Sustainability Reports:


1 / USA / 40

2 / Germany / 36

3 / Sweden / 25

4 / France / 24

5 / Netherlands / 23

6 / China / 22

7 / Switzerland / 19

7 / United Kingdom / 19

7 / Australia / 19

10 / Brazil / 15

10/ Japan / 15

12 / Denmark / 13

12 / India / 13

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