State-owned enterprises

The state is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state’s company portfolio contains 48 wholly or partially owned companies, of which two are publicly traded. In addition, two business foundations are administered. In total, the state-owned enterprises employ approximately 137 000 people. The estimated total value of the state company portfolio amounts to SEK 510 billion.

Responsible for state-owned enterprises

Responsible minister

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

Responsible ministry

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  • 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.

    Annual report for state-owned enterprises 2017
  • 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.

    The new Swedish Gender Equality Agency inaugurated in Gothenburg
  • Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence

    The Government’s first gender equality policy sub-target is to achieve an ‘Equal distribution of power and influence’ in society and ensure that women and men have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and to shape the conditions for decision-making in all sectors of society.

    Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence
  • 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.

    Annual report state-owned enterprises 2016
  • 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.

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

    Annual report state-owned enterprises 2015
  • Government supports proposed sale of Vattenfall’s lignite operations

    On 18 April this year, the Government received a request from Vattenfall’s governing board for owner coordination regarding the sale of Vattenfall’s lignite operations in Germany. The transaction comprises the sale of the two companies that wholly or jointly own four lignite-fired power plants (Schwarze Pumpe, Lippendorf, Boxberg and Jänschwalde in Germany, located in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony), and the lignite mines that supply three of these power plants with fuel.

    Government supports proposed sale of Vattenfall’s lignite operations
  • Kristina Persson to attend OECD’s World Government Summit in Dubai and the launch of the global platform ‘Governance for the future’

    On Monday 8 February, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson will take part in the World Government Summit 2016. Ms Persson has been invited to give a keynote address ahead of the launch of the global platform ‘Governance for the future’, where high-level representatives from around the world will gather to discuss challenges facing governance in the future.

    Kristina Persson to attend OECD’s World Government Summit in Dubai and the launch of the global platform ‘Governance for the future’
  • Annual Report State-owned Companies 2014

    The state is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state-owned company portfolio includes 49 wholly and partly owned companies, of which two are listed. The state bears a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. For the government, the overall objective is for the companies to generate value and, where relevant, to ensure that public policy assignments are executed well.

    Annual Report State-owned Companies 2014
  • Annual report - State-owned Companies - 2003

    Annual report - State-owned Companies - 2003