We are now launching Den Svenska Gruvan (The Swedish Mine) all over the country. A campaign to fill the knowledge gaps between the hole in the ground and the screen you have in your hand.
Once upon a time, it laid the foundation for our emerging welfare society, one of Sweden’s real backbone industries; the mining industry. Beneath our feet are still rich resources of societal metals such as iron and copper. There is also raw material, which is a prerequisite for the green transition.
With the initiative Den Svenska Gruvan, we want to tell you about the fantastic resources we have in the Swedish bedrock, and not least how crucial it is for the talk of a sustainable world to be able to go from word to action. More than half of the elements on the EU’s list of critical raw materials have potential here. That is why Sweden has a special responsibility.
We cannot run our climate conversion with the help of metals and minerals from undemocratic states with low environmental requirements. Sweden has one of the toughest environmental laws in the world and the Swedish mines are among the most environmentally and climate efficient there is.
We are literally sitting on a huge opportunity to take climate leadership that also creates jobs and tax revenue. Where our industry is located, communities and companies grow with us.
With the campaign The Swedish Mine, we turn to a broad public to clarify how much of our modern everyday life – which we often take for granted – is dependent on metals and minerals.
What is beneath our feet once laid the foundation for our stable welfare society. Today, it is helping to build the green society. We want more people to know that.
Behind the initiative are Boliden, LKAB, Zinkgruvan Mining, ABB, Epiroc, Sandvik and Svemin