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SKF supports the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine

For developing countries and economies with less resources, the lack of available infrastructure and the ability to obtain vaccine doses could increase the inequalities. SKF has therefore chosen to make a donation to the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and Covax programs - to help the millions of people around the world who have difficulty accessing Covid-19 vaccinations.

A long-awaited vaccination program is currently ongoing in Sweden and in large parts of the world. As the vaccination of the population progresses, we are getting closer to the return to a normal life and closer to the possibility to perform a Gothia Cup. However, the availability of vaccines looks very different depending on where in the world you are living. Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and Covax programs were created to help the millions of people around the world who have difficulty accessing Covid-19 vaccinations.

To prevent the creation of larger gaps in the world, SKF has now chosen to step in and support those programs. 

Throughout this crisis, our teams around SKF have worked relentlessly to keep our employees safe and at the same time continue to support our customers. The crisis is far from over, but effective vaccination programs around the world will be crucial for a possible resolution. This donation is one of the ways we will help make this possible, says Rob Jenkins, EHS Manger, SKF.

Since 2006, SKF has been involved in the Gothia Cup and in 2007 they stepped in as the main partner in the world's largest youth tournament. The SKF Arena at Heden, is an important meeting place for the participants and amongst football loving Gothenburgers.

The collaboration with Gothia Cup is SKF's largest CSR commitment as they arrange the so-called Meet the World tournaments around the world. The winning teams are invited to Gothia Cup where they get to represent SKF and their home country, yet another tournament that was put on hold due to the Corona virus. 

When the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, I am proud to say that SKF contributed to make this process smoother and faster, says Theo Kjellberg, Group Communication, SKF.

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