When I left national politics, Sekab was an easy choice. I wanted to be a small part of the green industrial revolution that’s sweeping across northern Sweden. To me, it feels like one of the most meaningful things one can do.
Even if I did know some things already, a lot has been a positive surprise for me. Not least the fact that Sekab, a relatively small company in a small town in northern Sweden, is a key player in the transformation of the chemical industry and an important supplier of green basic chemicals to many large companies. Simply put, we are a meaningful partner as they develop their sustainability through processes and products.
Understanding the importance of the chemical industry is essential for us to be able to transition to a sustainable society. Today, the industry is almost entirely oil-based. The potential for a fossil free alternative is enormous. As a green chemical company with bio-based products, made with the help of renewable energy, our products are sustainable building blocks, found in for example paint, nail polish, pharmaceuticals and windshield washer fluid.
Several major companies now view sustainability initiatives as a core process and as one of the most important factors for success.
The market in Europe showed positive signs in 2021, and demand for our products was high. People are investing and focusing on sustainable options. Several major companies now view sustainability initiatives as a core process and as one of the most important factors for success. That means that they’re prepared to pay a green premium for our products to a greater extent.
The awareness that has long existed for cars and fuel – we want to make it equally present within chemicals. By cooperation across value chains, with distributors and end customers, we have the potential to solve many more sustainability challenges than today – while also doing good business. Best of all, every deal we make squeezes out fossil-based alternatives!