About Sustainable Stories
AFRY’s commitment and mission is to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.
In the new Sustainable Stories you can read more about some of AFRY’s recent assignments within the fields of infrastructure, bioindustry, energy and digitalisation, and how we, together with our clients, accelerate the transition globally.
We see transformation as the key core competence of AFRY where we as an enabler can support our clients with the holistic view and adding the competencies and capabilities needed to continue the acceleration for change. The projects in Sustainable Stories, are examples of how our mission is transformed into reality.
A sustainability transition is possible
At AFRY we see good opportunities in society to accelerate the sustainability transition. There is a need to address the global challenges meaning that business as usual is no longer an option. To make everything from carbon capture, use of electricity and food production more sustainable, resilient, and effective, we can impact society in a positive direction. It is at the forefront where AFRY together with our clients works relentlessly to create sustainable engineering and design solutions to make change happen.
To our readers
With less than a decade until 2030, global action to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is lagging behind. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic there were indications of uneven achievements of the goals and progress far behind what is necessary. While there has been visible progress in the years since the 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015, with targets reaching greater access to education, healthcare, and clean water as well as increased empowerment for women, the pandemic has once again increased economic and social inequalities.
Combating homelessness through social innovation
Homelessness among families with children is an inherent problem in both developed and developing countries. In response to rising homelessness among children in developed countries and in Sweden specifically, AFRY has initiated the pilot project, Children’s Housing First.
Fully circular, energy-efficient, land-based fish farm
Railway tunnels have the potential to be useful to land-based fish farming facilities around the world. Together with AFRY, the Swiss company Basis 57 has made use of tempered mountain water from a railway tunnel to build a fully circular, energy-efficient, land-based fish farm.
Leveraging digital solutions and AI to reduce the climate impact of residential energy use
An exploratory project allowed the real estate company Tornet to investigate innovative ways to link energy solutions to behavioural change among residents to minimise climate impact.