GlobalConnect Group appoints Sustainability Manager

Digital infrastructure provider GlobalConnect Group has appointed Johanna Olesen as its new Sustainability Manager. She has more than 15 years of experience working with sustainability efforts and innovation in the industry and energy sector, most recently joining from Swedish Öresundskraft.

The recruitment of Johanna is part of GlobalConnect Group’s sustainability strategy, set in 2020 and is based on UN’s global targets for sustainable development, Agenda 2030. The company’s priorities are reducing digital inequalities by further connecting the Nordics with fiber-based infrastructure, reducing its carbon emissions and improving GlobalConnect’s diversity and equality agenda.

“I’m very happy to join GlobalConnect and lead our Pan Nordic sustainability efforts. Access to robust and reliable fiber-based broadband has been important to keep critical infrastructure going during the pandemic. It has also been a prerequisite for speeding up the digitalization of the entire society, resulting in this digital integrated everyday lifestyle we now lead. Going forward we will make sure everyone in the Nordics has access to high-speed internet services”, says Johanna Olesen, Sustainability Manager, GlobalConnect Group.

Shortlist of sustainability milestones reached in 2020

  • Used 100% renewable energy throughout the Nordics.
  • Connected 75.000 Nordic households with fiber-based broadband access. Many in rural areas.
  • Upgraded the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management certification in Sweden.
  • Introduced a new code of conduct for suppliers, highlighting aim to use eco-labelled products.
  • Introduced a diverse top management team, with more than 40% female representation.

For more information, read the full GlobalConnect CSR report 2020
https://www.globalconnect.net/about-globalconnect-carrier/sustainability-and-social-responsibility

 

About GlobalConnect Group
GlobalConnect Group is one of the leading digital infrastructure and data communication providers in Northern Europe. The Group delivers end-to-end solutions across its own infrastructure consisting of 84,000 kilometers fiber network and 27,000 sqm data center space in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Finland. GlobalConnect Group employs approximately 1,700 people, has 30,000 B2B customers and connects more than 380,000 private households with a high-capacity fiber network.

GlobalConnect Group is the result of 2019 and 2020 mergers between Broadnet, GlobalConnect and IP-Only. In the B2C segment, the group operates under the brands IP-Only, HomeNet and Onefiber, while operating as GlobalConnect in the B2B segment across all its markets. GlobalConnect Group is owned by global investment organization EQT, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure investors.