The world faces major challenges, including everything from climate change to social exclusion and ill-health. Work, housing and good social conditions are fundamental to being included in society. These are a given for many of us but not for everyone.
SweMaint is a part of society at large, and the role of company also comes with responsibilities – including in these areas. In the context of several external commitments and in line with sustainability processes, the Company supports a series of initiatives to preserve and promote the good society.
The latest is a company subscription to street newspaper Faktum, which aims to engage, create employment for and support people who are socially vulnerable and homeless. The paper’s vision is to be the strongest voice of the socially excluded in Sweden while giving the sellers the opportunity to change both their self-image and how they are viewed by society.
The social newspaper is free from political party or religious affiliation and is issued 12 times per year. Faktum gives its sellers a voice, scrutinises social phenomena and shapes opinion on issues of homelessness and social exclusion. Faktum’s sellers buy the newspaper for SEK 40 and sell it for SEK 80. The sellers get to keep the difference. Given that the newspaper does not receive any government funding, it is dependent on individual issue sales, dedicated companies, subscriptions and advertisers.
SweMaint’s company subscription will help bring Faktum to more cities, extend opening hours for Faktum’s distribution operations in Västra Götaland, Skåne, Småland, Halland and Värmland, and last but not least, make day-to-day life easier for the sellers out on the street.
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