SKF Launches 2013 Meet the World Youth Football Tournament
GÖTEBORG, Sweden -- February 21, 2013
SKF’s extensive Meet the World football program and partnership with the
Gothia Cup, supports young people and communities from all over the world
SKF has launched the 2013 SKF Meet the World youth football tournament which
the company has driven since 2007. For the second year in a row, SKF will also
arrange a tournament in France, where the winning team will participate in the
Kim Källström Trophy/Gothia Cup 2013 football tournament. Gothia Cup, in
cooperation with Special Olympics Europe organizes the Kim Kallström Trophy.
“Our sustainable future is built on knowledge, understanding, and respect,
which starts with youth – their dreams, ideas and aspirations. We want to open
minds, stimulate dialogue, and create opportunities that would otherwise be a
dream. The SKF Meet the World tournaments give us a chance to make a positive
impact locally and let people know a little bit more about SKF,” says Tom
Johnstone, SKF President and CEO.
The SKF Meet the World football tournaments are held in 15-25 countries where
SKF has a presence. The purpose is to create global meeting points for
youngsters regardless of gender, social background, age, culture or religion.
The tournaments will take place from January– June and winning teams from each
country will participate in the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest and most
international youth football tournament held in July 2013 in Gothenburg.
Sustainability at SKF SKF Care is a guiding principle at SKF. It has four
dimensions: Business Care - ensuring we have a strong financial performance
and right returns for our shareholders; Environmental Care - reducing our own
and our customer’s negative impact on the environment; Employee Care - having
a safe working environment and improving the health and education of our
employees; and Community Care - playing an active role in the communities in
which we operate.
Gothenburg, 21 February, 2013
Aktiebolaget SKF (publ)
More information about SKF Meet the World and Gothia Cup can be found at:
Gothia Cup: www.gothiacup.se
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