Beetroot Releases 2021 Sustainability Report, Demonstrates Impact Progress in Ukraine
Aug 17, 2022 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot, an impact-driven ecosystem of individuals, companies, and organizations operating in tech and education, today published its 2021 sustainability report, reminiscing on the…
Aug 17, 2022 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot, an impact-driven ecosystem of individuals, companies, and organizations operating in tech and education, today published its 2021 sustainability report, reminiscing on the 2021 accomplishments.
The report reflects Beetroot’s sustainability efforts in Ukraine, one of the ecosystem’s long-established operational locations and a primary impact area.
“We planned to release this report in early 2022, but Russia’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine has changed our course. It didn’t ruin it, though. Moreover, it made our stand as an impact-oriented organization even firmer,” said Andreas Flodstrӧm, Co-Founder and CEO of Beetroot. “2021 was full of meaningful ideas and achievements that we share with our stakeholders and audience in this write-up.”
In 2021, Beetroot gained momentum in the identified impact areas corresponding to six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). These include economic development focusing on small and midsize communities, high-quality education, gender equality in the tech industry, well-being, climate action, and participating in the global partnership for sustainable development goals.
Among the outcomes described in retrospect are the following:
- The total economic impact of the Beetroot ecosystem on the Ukrainian economy reached nearly $50 million.
- Beetroot created 4,300-4,900 direct and indirect jobs in Ukraine.
- Beetroot Academy educated 5% of Ukraine’s new tech talents.
- 437 Beetroot consultants and their family members received COVID vaccine shots in the Beetroot spaces across Ukraine.
- 61% of the Beetroot Academy graduates are women.
- In partnership with Acted and Pact, Beetroot Academy provided 170 scholarships for women from rural and marginalized communities in Ukraine to help them launch careers in tech.
- The share of the Beetroot consultants based in small and midsize cities reached 62%.
- 10,000 trees will be planted in Ukraine via the government-supported program “Green Country” on behalf of Beetroot.
The 2021 sustainability summary also touches upon Beetroot’s current focus on providing resilience to its consultants, clients, and broader audience during wartime.
“Our team composed this report while working from shelters, maintaining excellent service for our clients, and helping others to reach safer places,” commented Yuliia Gritsai, the Sustainability Coordinator at Beetroot. “While developing our ’22 sustainability review, we encourage you to donate to the Aid for Ukraine fund, which Beetroot has co-established with Ioca Arma Nostra. Your contribution will expand our mark in helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian war.”
The full version of the report is available here.
About Beetroot AB
Beetroot is a tech ecosystem with its roots in Sweden, helping clients solve their software and staffing needs by managing each and every step in tech competency — from education to sustainable development services.
Beetroot was founded in 2012 and today engages around 600 people across its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and Europe.
Read more about Beetroot here.