Internet Vikings International AB (“Internet Vikings”, “company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) believe that a holistic approach and decisive action are essential to a sustainable future.
Internet Viking’s goal is to positively shape the future through a “green” attitude in each of the company’s business processes – from providing sustainable solutions to clients worldwide to maintaining internal ‘green’ standards by our employees.
This Policy is supported by the company’s internal regulations and standards governing the processes to achieve SDGs (sustainable development goals), as well as a position statement that reflects our perspective view of the key issues we consider essential from an environmental and social standpoint.
The purpose of this Policy is to define the framework for sustainability at Internet Vikings and provide a governing platform for the company’s sustainability work in all key areas of activity, including providing services, working with suppliers, employee interaction, industry-affecting activities, etc.
This Policy applies to Internet Vikings in all locations where the company is present, subject to local rules and regulations.
Internet Vikings recognize that awareness of sustainability issues and a comprehensive approach to addressing them today are fundamental for both a prosperous society and a successful business tomorrow. We believe companies that implement sustainable development principles in their operations and activities not only make a significant contribution to a better future for the planet and society but also have the preconditions to be more successful in the long term, and that is why we put sustainability at the center of all our business processes.
Internet Vikings support the following international commitments dedicated to sustainability:
UN Sustainable Development Goals
17 global goals that form a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future by 2030.
The Paris Climate Agreement
An agreement between governments to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels.
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The TCFD is an industry-led initiative created to develop a set of recommendations for voluntary climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by a company’s bank.
European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) Code of Conduct on Responsible Marketing
The purpose of EGBA’s Code of Conduct is to enhance consumer and minor protection through the promotion of responsible advertising measures for online gambling. The Code reflects the industry’s responsibility for ensuring that gambling is a safe and responsible entertainment pastime.
As part of Internet Vikings’ commitment to sustainability, the company participates in industry initiatives dedicated to bringing awareness to these issues (refer to “Implementation”).
Objectives & Goals
An audit of Internet Vikings’ activities and processes was conducted based on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors.Based on recommendations from the company’s sustainable profile analysis and taking into account the sustainable commitments made, Internet Vikings identified 6 key SDGs for achievements:
#3 – Value life
To ensure well-being and welfare of employees as well as spreading the well-being values to all who interact with the company.
#7 – Set the standard
To set the standard by constantly working towards changing the industry norm by offering customers affordable and clean energy wherever possible.
#9 – Be a leader
To be a leader of industry innovation and infrastructure, strive to inspire others to follow a similar path to sustainability.
#11 – Make a global impact
To make a global impact, one must participate in various initiatives that help and support cities and communities with sustainable clean solutions in everyday life.
#12 – Be responsible
To ensure all operations are responsible for consumption and production and meet internal safety protocol standards.
#17 – Unite for a better future
To multiply contribution to a sustainable future through collaborating with other companies within the industry.
On the way to achieving sustainable development goals in 2022, Internet Vikings has focused its actions on 3 main areas:
setting standards for all sustainability essential business processes of the company;
maintaining and developing a sustainability mindset among employees and stakeholders;
sharing awareness of sustainability issues within the industry.
Based on the company sustainability profile audit, Internet Vikings reviewed key company processes and set significant sustainability standards for them:
When choosing a supplier, the company is guided by an assessment of its performance in terms of ESG factors. A high level of sustainable responsibility is key in deciding on further cooperation.
Internet Vikings believe that companies that consider sustainability in their operations and business decisions have the prerequisites for achieving greater success in the long term, therefore the sustainable responsibility of Internet Vikings customers is critical for a successful partnership.
Internet Vikings is constantly reviewing its energy consumption in order to identify possible ways to reduce consumption. As of 2022, the company’s biggest supplier of collocation and network services uses 100% renewable energy, and the company headquarter is powered by energy according to “Bra Miljöval” certification.
Reducing Carbon Footprint
According to the Internet Vikings’ travel policy, business travel should be planned and carried out in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment.
In the production of branded goods and or merchandise for internal needs, the company always prefers the use of eco-friendly materials and follows the principles of reuse where appropriate.
Internet Vikings believe that it’s not enough to simply create standards and that in order to change the world, we first need to change how we operate internally. By focusing on employee well-being and creating a positive work environment, Internet Vikings inspire those who work for the company to start their own sustainability journey as well.
To raise awareness of sustainability issues and join forces to address them, Internet Vikings participates in the following industry initiatives:
Breakit Impact Challenge
is an annual sustainability initiative founded by Breakit, the most influential Swedish media portal on digitalization and technology. As part of the initiative, participating companies review their activities in terms of ESG factors and take steps to make their business more sustainable. Internet Vikings have been a participant in the Breakit Impact Challenge annually since 2020.
Safer Gambling Week
is an annual cross-border initiative established by EGBA and designed to raise awareness about safer gambling and promote safer gambling rules in Europe. Internet Vikings have been participating in the initiative every year since its inception in 2021.
is an eco activity with the goal of cleaning up the coastal area and making it a safer place for people and animals, which is carried out on the initiative of the iGEN (iGaming European Network) association on an ongoing basis. Internet Vikings have been an iGEN member since 2021 and participate in every Ocean cleanup organized.
is a non-profit initiative that coordinates private individuals, companies, and authorities to help Swedish hospitals to increase their healthcare capacities. Internet Vikings has been supporting WeFightCovid.org since 2020.
Internet Vikings conducts an annual audit of its activities aimed at achieving the set SDGs and provides a report to management and stakeholders.
How to Contact us
If you have any questions about Internet Vikings’ sustainability policy, please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
Internet Vikings International AB
Roslagsgatan 26А, 113 55, Stockholm, Sweden