Awapatent's Corporate Responsibility (CR) is a matter of openness, trustworthiness and attractiveness. It is about taking responsibility for our interaction and involvement with clients and partners, the environment, our employees and society in general. As a leading consultancy firm we want to set a good example in these matters.
Our CR work is divided into three main areas: "Responsible business", "Environment" and "People and society". Within each area, we have drawn up one or more policy documents. Please see links to the right.
Awapatent engages with the outside world partly by supporting a variety of organisations and projects. This is a two-way process and is intended to benefit both parties. Awapatent for its part can offer both financial assistance and skills support through its sponsorship and partnership undertakings.
Support for SOS Children's Villages
Awapatent is a sponsor company to SOS Children's Villages. Awapatent's donation supports a project in Dassa-Zoumé in Benin, West Africa, where SOS Children's Villages run a project for families in need. About 225 children are included and they receive education, healthcare, food and psychological support. Their parents benefit from training, advice and microloans to help them start their own businesses. The aim is to help families become self-supporting.
Support for Team Rynkeby
Awapatent is a gold sponsor of Team Rynkeby. Team Rynkeby’s aim is to raise money for children with critical illnesses in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. They arrange a variety of fund-raising events, the largest being a cycle ride to Paris each summer with 1,900 participants. Started on the initiative of Rynkeby Foods in Denmark in 2002, Team Rynkeby raised just over €8.8 million in 2017.
Support for Médecins Sans Frontières
Awapatent is a Company Supporter 2018 of Médecins Sans Frontières, which is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. They assist people regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Other important collaborations
Awapatent also works closely with a number of universities, business incubators, research villages, business partners and venture capital organisations. Our work with sponsorship and partnership includes direct financial support as well as assistance in the form of consulting time.
A recent example is Awapatent's partnership in Generation Pep, which is a royal initiative to encourage children and young people in Sweden to exercise more and eat healthy. Awapatent has supported the organisation with all trademark related matters. Read more in our news article.
Image above from Dassa-Zoumé in Benin (Photo: SOS Children's Villages, Pauline Allard)