Why Be the Change?
Originating from the UN, the Be the Change is an initiative to lead our behavior and choices to be more sustainable and to get closer to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a participant of the UN Global Compact, and we believe that it is not enough to work towards the SDGs as a company, but we also want to give our employees an opportunity to engage and to support our employees to live a more sustainable everyday life. This will both promote our employees' wellbeing and ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
Change starts from small things
We believe that employee wellbeing can be improved by stimulating each employee to question their role in achieving a more sustainable everyday life. We want our people to consider the simple actions they can take in their daily lives to "walk the talk" when it comes to sustainability. We also believe that by personally adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we will move closer to achieving them as a company.
Our Be the Change campaign is built up of SDG related theme days during the year and a dedicated week at the end of the year. All Ahlstrom-Munksjö sites focus on the same theme days and SDGs, but each site may choose how the theme days are carried out to ensure that the differences between us are appreciated.
"Sustainability is a broad concept covering the whole value chain and extending beyond our company.
With Be the Change campaign, our people can take responsibility for making the change at their local communities and their own lives."