Pontarius is the infrastructure and construction consultant that integrates business development, finance, law, management and technology. We are driven by a passion of improving the result and performance of our clients; both at an organization level and for the products and services that they offer. With a holistic approach, we use competences from several different areas to obtain the widest possible insight and knowledge in planning, implementation and follow-up of projects.
Pontarius began as an airport and seaport consultant in 2006. Our first three assignments were an upgrade project at Gothenburg’s container port, a major airport assignment in northern Iraq and a management assignment for Assa Abloy. These assignments were a good reflection of Pontarius’ ideas and vision: mixing competences, cultures and experiences from different areas to create innovation and synergy effects for the benefit of the client.
At Pontarius, we strongly believe that sustainable development is based on the use of balanced strategies. This means that we apply a holistic approach to current and future challenges by integrating economic growth, social justice and environmental governance. After all, sustainability is about understanding and balancing the visions, goals and needs of all stakeholders. Finding the right balance between creativity and structure is crucial to achieving success and is the goal we are constantly striving to achieve.
Today, our focus is on infrastructure and social development from a broad perspective, from the early planning stages, through the financing, project design and construction phase, to the operating phase and winding-up stage. We are active in a number of sectors (Roads & Streets, Seaports, Aviation & Airports, Real Estate, etc.) in a wide range of geographic markets. We have offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Norrköping, Linköping, Jönköping, Örebro and Halmstad. We operate within twelve areas of competence that together and individually provide multiple perspectives to ensure a holistic approach to solutions and implementation.
Our colleagues have a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds, including Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering, Landscape Architect, Jurist, Master of Business Administration, Licentiate of Engineering and Doctor of Technology. In addition to our Swedish clients, we have also performed assignments in all our neighbouring Scandinavian and Baltic countries as well as in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Our projects involve everything from simpler investigations to complex national infrastructure projects. No project is too small to get involved with, and no project is too large to handle!
Pontarius’ mission is to act with social responsibility so that our sustainable development is in line with the interests and requirements for social development and environmental protection that exist within society at large.
In 30 years, the percentage of the population over 60 years of age will have doubled, and 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means that we must find solutions for tomorrow’s urban growth regions, which places enormous demands on society’s ability to adapt and develop. Pontarius is proud to be involved in the creation of opportunities and solutions that address these challenges. Could anything be more relevant, more important or more stimulating?
Our activities include, for example, measures aimed at resolving water-related issues in the future. Our water needs to be clean, fairly allocated and available in the right locations and in sufficient quantities. We also constantly strive to find climate-smart alternatives for infrastructure and social development, something that is closely linked to renewable and fossil-free energy and new building materials.
We genuinely believe that something positive is created through the interaction of people; between continents, across borders or in the local town square. We therefore strive to provide tomorrow’s attractive meeting places and to develop effective transportation solutions that include everything from energy-efficient and carbon-neutral air travel to wonderful bike paths through and between the green urban centres of the future. Towns and cities where people are able to live, work and develop.
It has never been as necessary or relevant to combine so many different perspectives and competences in order to meet tomorrow’s challenges – which is exactly what Pontarius is passionate about!
Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR
At Pontarius, we strongly believe that sustainable development is based on the use of balanced strategies. This means that we apply a holistic approach to current and future challenges by integrating economic growth, social justice and environmental governance. After all, sustainability is about understanding and balancing the visions, goals and needs of all stakeholders. Finding the right balance between creativity and structure is crucial to achieving success and is the goal we are constantly striving for.
Principle 1: Support and respect the protection of internationally recognized human rights.
Principle 2: Ensure that we do not contribute to the violation of human rights.
Principle 3: Maintain the right of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining.
Principle 4: Elimination of all forms of forced labor.
Principle 5: Abolition of child labor.
Principle 6: Elimination of employment and occupational discrimination.
Principle 7: Adopt a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Implement initiatives aimed at promoting increased environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Encourage the development and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies.
Work against corruption
Principle 10: Combat corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
The East Swedish Chamber of Commerce has offices in Norrköping and Linköping, but meetings take place everywhere in the region, which includes Östergötland, Sörmland and Gotland.
Specific initiatives - Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to saving lives and alleviating suffering wherever they are most needed. MSF offers assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. During the course of one year, Médecins Sans Frontières dispatches in the region of 2,500 field workers to approximately 70 countries where they work with 30,000 locally employed staff. In 1999, Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.