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Systembolaget joins the Global Deal

Systembolaget has joined the Global Deal, an initiative for enhancing social dialogue between labour market participants and national governments.

Through dialogue, the Global Deal aims to improve employment conditions and increase productivity in global supply chains.

Initiated by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, the Global Deal has been developed in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Agenda 2030 contains a specific goal on decent working conditions and economic growth, and the Global Deal is a contribution to achieving this.

“Systembolaget has had a long-standing commitment to strengthen working conditions in its supply chain. We see our participation in the Global Deal as a natural part this work”, says Tommy Nykvist, Head of Sustainable Supply Chain.

“The goal is, through systematic collaborations and dialogue with relevant decision makers, to address and deal with all reported potential violations of provisions regarding good working conditions and to strengthen voice of workers in their dialogue with employers. We carry out this work in collaboration with, among others, the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), the Nordic alcohol monopoly and amfori BSCI.”

The Global Deal is founded on a declaration which countries, companies, trade unions and other organisations make. 16 countries have already joined, including Sweden, Argentina, Chile and South Africa. 18 trade unions, 10 companies – including H&M, Telia and ICA – and 6 organisations, such as the ILO, Global Compact and Oxfam, have also joined.