CEO of Brunvoll, Kåre Øyvind Vassdal

Letter from the CEO

The pandemic has challenged Brunvoll and the society around us since 2020. The words adaptability and patience summarise the attitude demonstrated by our colleagues, our trusted Agents, and our partners during this period. Adaptability will be needed going forward, but when dealing with the global challenge pertaining to the environment and sustainability, patience is not what is needed!

Our strategic vision is to improve our customers’ competitiveness by delivering systems and services that offer reduced life-cycle costs, high operational reliability, and reduced emissions. This vision remains unchanged. Entering 2022, we have put in place some strong initiatives to support this even more:

  • Further accelerating the development of new products & services, adding even more resources to our highly skilled development teams.
  • Continued investment to ensure world class manufacturing and minimal footprint from our integrated value chain.
  • ESG topics (Environmental, Social and Governance) are important to all our stakeholders, as it has been for quite some time. We have spent significant resources to present our ESG work in this first edition of Brunvoll’s Sustainability Report. This will also set ambitious targets for us to work towards, to the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Our people are our most important asset, by far. Attracting, developing, and retaining the best people is at the heart of our corporate strategy.

At the core of every sustainable business, the will and ability to continuously chase improvements, every single day, is crucial. The criticality of delivering on sustainability targets is becoming more and more important for each day that goes on. Together with rapid digitalisation as the major enabler for reaching our common ESG goals, our strategic vision is thus increasingly challenging to reach.

In 2022, Brunvoll is celebrating 110 impressive years in business. I am happy to say: challenge accepted!

The effects from the pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical uncertainty and other macro effects are dominating the world and the global economy these days. We are expecting this to continue throughout 2022. When the sea is rough, we use our values to guide us. We will not compromise on our values Reliable, Committed and Responsible, even when staying true and loyal to them might hurt us in the short term.

To all our stakeholders: Thank you for trusting Brunvoll. We will not let you down!

Kåre Øyvind Vassdal
Group CEO, Brunvoll