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Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle named CEO of The Year 2012 Sweden by European CEO

Press Release   •   Mar 30, 2012 20:00 UTC

Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle has been named CEO of The Year 2012 SWEDEN by European CEO. "A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, the founder and CEO of Plantagon has become a shining beacon of inspiration for ethical business people ... Hassle merges the principles of a non-profit and a for-profit organisation, ensuring the company is equally responsible for the success of both intentions", the journal European CEO says in its nomination.  

"In times of uncertainty, great chief executives must strike a balance between seizing opportunities and exposing the company to excessive risk. Examples abound of those who thought they were achieving the former but ended up doing the latter. Here, weíve selected those CEOs from around the globe that we believe to have performed to the best of their abilities, in the European CEO Global CEO of the Year Awards, 2012", the journal says in the introduction to the Awards.  

"I am extremely touched and honored to have been named CEO of the Year 2012 - Sweden. But I am also glad that a small company like Plantagon can not only become leader in a new field like Urban Agriculture, but also serve as a model for sustainable business and leadership", says Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO.

The full motivation says: "A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, the founder and CEO of Plantagon has become a shining beacon of inspiration for ethical business people. Having written on the subject of business attitudes in his homeland, Hassle’s early life as a travel journalist has had a profound effect on his career in business, and his organisation was founded in cooperation with the Onondaga, a Native American nation. Always promoting a moral basis for business, Hassle merges the principles of a non-profit and a for-profit organisation, ensuring the company is equally responsible for the success of both intentions."

The public announcement was made in the April - May 2012 issue of the journal European CEO. Go to the journal here.  Read more about European CEO of The Year here.

Plantagon - Feeding the City
The Plantagon Greenhouse dramatically change the way we produce ecological food. The Plantagon Greenhouse cut costs and environmental damage by eliminating transportation and delivering directly to consumers in city areas. Plantagon may be the first company where social responsibility, transparency and sharing are demonstrably valued at the same level as financial engagement and profit. www.plantagon.com

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