State-owned enterprises

The State is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state company portfolio contains 46 wholly and partially owned companies, of which two are listed. In addition, two business foundations are administered. Together, the state-owned enterprises employ around 131 000 people. The estimated total value of the state company portfolio amounts to SEK 630 billion.

Responsible for state-owned enterprises

Responsible minister

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation

Responsible ministry

News about state-owned enterprises

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Content about state-owned enterprises

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  • State Ownership Policy and principles for state-owned enterprises 2020

    The Government adopted this ownership policy for state-owned enterprises on 27 February 2020. This policy replaces the previous ownership policy adopted on 22 December 2016. The Government’s principles for corporate governance, remuneration and other terms of employment for senior officers of state-owned enterprises and external reporting in state-owned enterprises form part of the State Ownership Policy.

  • Authorisation to take part in the recapitalisation of SAS AB

    The Government proposes that the Riksdag authorise the Government to take part on behalf of the State in a recapitalisation of SAS AB (SAS) with an amount totalling SEK 5 billion at most. SAS is important to meeting society’s fundamental needs in terms of accessibility by air travel in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. This authorisation means that the Swedish State will be given a mandate to take the measures necessary to enable the State’s participation in a recapitalisation of SAS. If the Swedish State is to take part in a recapitalisation, the Government will work to ensure that SAS sets new ambitious goals to reduce emissions. Participation of the Swedish State also requires approval by the European Commission.

  • The Government proposes a capital injection of SEK 3 150 million to Swedavia

    The Government proposes a capital injection of SEK 3 150 million to Swedavia AB in the amending budget to be presented to the Riksdag today. This capital injection will enable the Government to guarantee a state aviation network with good accessibility throughout the country.

  • The Government proposes a capital injection of SEK 150 million to Lernia

    The Government proposes a capital injection of SEK 150 million to Lernia AB in the amending budget to be presented to the Riksdag today. This capital injection will give Lernia the conditions to strengthen its financial standing to be able to continue its activities in the area of adult education and staffing.

  • Annual report for state-owned enterprises 2018

    The State is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state company portfolio contains 46 wholly and partially owned companies, of which two are listed. The State has a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. The Government’s overall objective is for the companies to create value and, where applicable, to ensure that the specifically adopted public policy assignments are performed well.

  • Annual report for state-owned enterprises 2017

    The State is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state company portfolio contains 47 wholly and partially owned companies, of which two are listed. The State has a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. The Government’s overall objective is for the companies to create value and, where applicable, to ensure that specifically adopted public policy assignments are performed well.

  • The new Swedish Gender Equality Agency inaugurated in Gothenburg

    On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The Agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy.

  • Annual report state-owned enterprises 2016

    The state is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state company portfolio contains 48 wholly and partially owned enterprises, of which two are publicly traded. The state bears a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. The Government’s overall objective is for the companies to create value and, where applicable, ensure that specifically adopted public policy assignments are duly performed.

  • The state’s ownership policy and guidelines for state-owned enterprises 2017

    The Swedish Government adopted the following ownership policy for state-owned enterprises on 22 December 2016. The policy applies from 1 January 2017 and supersedes the previous ownership policy adopted in 2015. The Government’s guidelines for external reporting and guidelines for remuneration and other terms of employment for senior executives are included in the state’s ownership policy.

  • Annual report state-owned enterprises 2015

    The state is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state’s company portfolio contains 50 wholly and partially owned companies, of which two are publicly traded. The state bears a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. The Government’s overall objective is for the companies to create value and, where applicable, ensure that specifically adopted public policy assignments are duly performed.