Together against loneliness

Clas Ohlson has been invited by Minister of Social Affairs Jakob Forssmed to discuss what companies can do together to reduce involuntary loneliness in Swedish society.

"We have agreed to participate in a network that will run for two years to find joint initiatives to combat loneliness," says Tina Englyst, HR and Sustainability Director at Clas Ohlson. 
"With millions of customer meetings every year and high ambitions as an employer, we feel that we have a lot to contribute to the important work against involuntary loneliness," says Tina Englyst.
Almost 2 million Swedes over the age of 16 experience challenges with loneliness and isolation. Involuntary loneliness leads to higher care and health needs, mental health problems, reduced productivity and less participation, with poorer results, in school.
The dialogue with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is conducted together with Systembolaget, Handelsbanken, IKEA, H&M, Reitan, Svenskt Näringsliv, Svensk Handel, Apoteket Hjärtat, Telia, Apoteket, Heimstaden, HSB and others.
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