Our social responsibility
We try to take responsibility for the impact we have on the world around us. At Hjortseryd, we benefit the local business community and hire local companies and partners to the greatest extent possible. Our goal is to be among those who actively promote entrepreneurship in the area and most of our employees are locals. But we do much more than just that.
Sunnerbo Skogar AB, which runs Hjortseryd Konferens & Vildmark, owns and manages around 3,300 hectares of forest, 2,200 hectares of which are productive forest land, with Hjortseryd in the middle.
Our goal is to achieve sustainable forestry, with both FSC and PEFC certification. The management of the forest is characterized by both economic and environmental criteria and the forest is to be used in a way that reinforces the positive climate effects and limits the negative ones, while other environmental and natural assets, such as fresh air, clean water, biological diversity and recreational opportunities, can be maintained and strengthened. We have our own controlled slaughterhouse where we process different types of game, mainly from our own land. At present, the majority of the meat is used for our conference activities. We have plans to eventually expand our operations to also include domestic cattle raised in the area. Our goal is to use locally produced ingredients to the greatest extent possible.
We have our own controlled slaughterhouse where we process different types of game, mainly from our own land, and at present, the majority of the meat is used for our conference activities.
We have plans to eventually expand our operations to also include domestic cattle raised in the area. Our goal is thus to use locally produced ingredients to the greatest extent possible.
St. Hannibal Foundation, Philippines
The St. Hannibal Foundation was founded just over 20 years ago by Jan Erik Österlund and the Rogationist Fathers' Church (a part of the Catholic church) to help children from the poorest and most troubled areas of Manila, Philippines. The Granlund family joined the project in 1995.
Together, they built a primary school for around 60 children in Manila and have also sponsored 15 high school and college students. Throughout the years, many students have graduated from high school and college and, during their studies and after graduation, the students help out with the charity activities and serve as good role models for younger children in the schools administered by the Rogationist Fathers' Church. All money donated by the aforementioned families or other donors goes straight to the children in the form of books, food and uniforms, as well as salaries for teachers. The children get regular health checkups and dental checkups by doctors and dentists previously educated by the foundation in order to improve their health.
In 2006, the Granlund family made a major donation to the St. Hannibal Foundation for the purpose of building a high school for 1,000 students in the same area as the St. Hannibal Multi-Level School. The Granlund family's vision is to give as many small children as possible a good start in life by providing education, food and the safety offered by teachers, priests and donors.
Would you like to make a donation?
You can't help everyone, but a small donation makes a big difference. One week of schooling with one meal per day for one child costs SEK 62. The Granlund family and the St. Hannibal Multi-Level School Foundation hereby invite other donors to participate in this charity in various ways.
Please send donations from within Sweden to BG 837-0264. We are equally thankful for large and small donations.
See the video about the St. Hannibal Foundation