VATI of Sweden and ClimateHero form partnership to accelerate climate transition and promote sustainability

February 7, 2024 - VATI of Sweden and ClimateHero, two prominent players in the climate transition and sustainability sector, initiated a fruitful partnership in 2023 to enhance opportunities for climate transition and promote sustainable business practices.
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The partnership brings together VATI of Sweden's expertise in education and ISO 26000 verification with ClimateHero's leading knowledge in climate calculation and footprint reduction. Through close collaboration, they have actively tested and validated each other's services, recognizing the tangible benefits that arise from the synergy of their combined expertise. Together, they strive to develop and offer integrated solutions that support companies and organizations in actively reducing and calculating their carbon footprints while ensuring increased transparency and credibility in their sustainability reporting.
VATI of Sweden and VERIFY Agency of Sweden have a long history of commitment to sustainability and climate transition. Through this partnership, they position themselves to offer a broader and more comprehensive solution for companies striving to take active responsibility for their environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable future.
"We are excited about this partnership with ClimateHero. ClimateHero is a leading player in the climate transition, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise to support our clients in reducing their carbon footprints. Together, we can make a real difference for the climate and contribute to a sustainable future," says Eva Vati, founder and CEO of VATI of Sweden and VERIFY Agency of Sweden. Robert Sabelström, CEO of ClimateHero, shares this enthusiasm: "We are equally excited about this partnership. By combining our strengths, we will be able to offer powerful solutions that help companies calculate and reduce their carbon footprints, and ensure the authenticity of contributions to increased sustainability through policies and strategies." Within the framework of the partnership, VATI and ClimateHero will collaborate in the following areas:
  • Education and support: Offer companies and organizations education and support to integrate sustainability into their business strategies.
  • Climate calculation and reduction: Assist companies and organizations in calculating and reducing their carbon footprint.
  • Verification of sustainability efforts: Through VERIFY Agency, offer companies verification of their sustainability efforts for increased transparency and reliability.
This partnership not only strengthens the companies' commitment to a more sustainable and responsible future but also marks an important milestone in ClimateHero's and VATI of Sweden's journey towards increased credibility and transparency.
ClimateHero obtains ISO 26000 verification from VERIFY Agency
ClimateHero has verified its self-declaration through Verify Agency and has become ISO 26000-verified. This verification is based on ISO 26000, an international sustainability standard that emphasizes organizations' social, environmental, and economic responsibilities. ISO 26000 is known as a guiding standard rather than a requirement standard, meaning that companies cannot certify against it. Instead, they can choose to verify their self-declaration linked to the standard, which includes global sustainability goals. The verification focuses on confirming the company's claims, such as sustainability reports and self-declarations, and differs from certification by allowing a clear illumination of the company's unique strengths and sustainability efforts.
By becoming verified, businesses' sustainability efforts can be presented in a more transparent and reliable manner, thus avoiding greenwashing. This will become increasingly important for companies as the market becomes more regulated, such as with the EU's new sustainability directive "Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).
Robert Sabelström, CEO of ClimateHero, comments on this: "ClimateHero's goal is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and sustainability is a natural part of our company's DNA. Being a role model and acting sustainably in everything we do is vital to us, and therefore, it is natural to have our sustainability efforts reviewed by an accredited third party. It is an essential quality stamp, just like what we provide when we help other companies calculate and declare their climate impact. The value for our partnership is both transparency and reliability for our joint efforts."
VATI companies calculate the carbon footprint with the help of ClimateHero
The EU's new legislation for sustainability reporting (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) makes it mandatory for large companies from this year to calculate emissions in their own value chain (including both direct and indirect emissions). This is important even for small and medium-sized companies that want to prioritize their own climate work based on a comprehensive analysis and communicate climate goals and progress to stakeholders in a transparent and credible manner. For VATI, it has been important to conduct this survey even though the company's carbon footprint is currently small.
"We are pleased to have been able to calculate our carbon footprint with the help of ClimateHero. It gives us a good overview of our climate impact and helps us set goals to reduce it. We are committed to doing our part to contribute to a more sustainable future," says Eva Vati, founder and CEO of VATI of Sweden.
The calculations are made for the year 2022 and include VATI of Sweden Holding AB, where the group company and VATI of Sweden AB and Verify Agency of Sweden AB are included.
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  • Chris Ndungu

    9 w

    This is encouraging as it will bring benefit to us all! great job.

  • Tabitha Kimani

    9 w

    Partnerships towards saving our planet is really encouraging.

  • George Kariuki

    10 w

    Great partnership. VATI of Sweden sets a precedent for other organizations to follow suit.

    • ClimateHero

      9 w

      @george_kariuki Indeed they do, thanks.

    • Rotich Kim

      10 w

      Great this partnership will results to better environmental care

      • Munene Mugambi

        10 w

        @rotich_kim and that is what we're all after

        • ClimateHero

          9 w

          @rotich_kim Thank you, that's the aim!

        • Sarah Chabane

          10 w

          A fantastic partnership for climate action! 👏

        • Munene Mugambi

          10 w

          Looking to see what advanced in a green transition will be born from this partnership

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