The recruitment underscores the Group's commitment to aligning with global best practices and being a driving force in the industry after making several major sustainability commitments and progress the recent years.
“With the appointment of Åsne as the new Head of ESG in Saferoad, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing our sustainability ambitions. I am certain that her knowledge and drive will have a positive impact on our performance and industry leadership”, says Oscar Sandell, CHRO in Saferoad, responsible for the Group’s ESG and Communication areas in the Group Management Team.
“Åsne brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of sustainability, having recently held positions as a sustainability strategist at a venture capital firm, and as social responsibility manager at group-level in Hydro. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her skills in working across industrial value chains, with a particular emphasis on social responsibility and human rights. Her integrative approach to social and environmental sustainability is expected to bring significant benefits to our company. Possessing a unique dual experience in both industry and finance, she has worked across all levels of corporate sustainability, including strategy, investments, governance, due diligence, process implementation, and reporting. Her extensive knowledge of sustainability regulations, standards, frameworks, and reporting will be invaluable to our company and our investors”, he concludes.
“I'm very excited to contribute to making life on the road safer and greener together with my new colleagues at Saferoad from August. The company has made firm commitments to social and environmental sustainability, which I'm eager to help see through and firmly place Saferoad among the frontrunners in the industry. I particularly look forward to working with great colleagues, customers, suppliers, owners, and other stakeholders across Saferoad to tap into the many sustainability-related opportunities that exist.” says Åsne Burgess Øyehaug.
Group CEO, Bernd Frühwald affirms – “As a Group, we are deeply committed to sustainability and fundamentally understand our responsibility to be a positive force for change. The creation of this new role and Åsne's appointment are a testament to our growing commitment to championing environmental, social, and governance issues. We eagerly anticipate the fresh perspectives, passion, and expertise Åsne will bring to this role, and we look forward to seeing how her leadership will continue to elevate our Group's impact on the journey towards sustainable practices."