HIV / AIDS prevention work

SWHAP Achievement Award ceremony 2015 when Sandvik was recognized in the category for Most Comprehensive program for its sustainable and comprehensive approach to addressing the health of its employees and efforts in community outreach.

Since 2005 Sandvik has been working with programs to combat HIV and AIDS and other diseases among employees, their families and customers in the southern region of Africa. The programs are part of a project called SHWAP (Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme).

The SHWAP project is an initiative from the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Swedish Industrial and Metalworkers' Union (IF Metall) to support HIV and AIDS programs at Swedish related workplaces in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sandvik's Head of Sustainable Business is a member of the Board of Directors for the SHWAP project.