INTRODUCING OUR HEROES

All around the world there are people who are always there for others. For those who never get a chance to start creating a better tomorrow because surviving today is all that matters. For those who every day wake up with a growing concern for their own future and wellbeing.

We thank the amazing people who give so much to help so many. And we do it by giving back. These are the heroes RIVSALT wholeheartedly supports.

Who are your heroes?

- Jens and Linda Sandringer



BARNDIABETESFONDEN (CHILD DIABETES FUND)

When our daughter was four years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This form of diabetes is Sweden's most common life-threatening disease among children and the cause is still a mystery. Unfortunately, the prevalence is rapidly increasing. Approximately 8,000 children and adolescents in Sweden have Type 1 diabetes and every year 900 more develop the disease.

For unknown reasons, the disease is more common in Sweden and Finland than in other countries. As parents to a girl with Type 1 diabetes, we are concerned about this negative trend. That’s why it’s so important to us to support research aimed at preventing, curing or alleviating diabetes in children and adolescents.


LÄKARE UTAN GRÄNSER (MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÉRES, MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières makes a difference in the world. We want to do that too, by helping them. Donations to MSF and their medical teams make it possible for them to continue to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.

With medics and aid experts across some 65 countries, MSF can be where they are needed very fast. That’s something we truly want to support.


NATURSKYDDSFÖRENINGEN (SWEDISH SOCIETY FOR NATURE CONSERVATION, SSNC)

SSNC is a non-profit environmental organization with the power to bring about change. They spread knowledge, chart environmental threats, propose solutions and influence politicians and authorities, both nationally and internationally.

Their work is more important now than ever, and companies like RIVSALT need to look closely into their own operations. For us, reducing our environmental footprint is always top of mind and we constantly try to find better, more eco-friendly alternatives. During 2020 we will move away from plastic packaging in our products.



LOVE AND HOPE

Love and Hope is a Swedish aid organization working against child trafficking, with operations in India and Nepal.

Since we have activities in the Himalayan region, supporting the work of Love and Hope is a good way for us to give back. The equal value of all people is as important to us as it is to Love and Hope.



MUSIKHJÄLPEN (SWEDISH MUSIC AID)

Musikhjälpen is a Swedish week-long live radio and TV broadcast. The mission is to create awareness of and fundraise for a hidden catastrophe. Money raised is granted to international projects within the cause.

The theme during 2020 is “Sex is not a weapon”. Sexual violence exists in wars and conflicts around the world. People of all ages are subjected to rape, sexual torture and forced into prostitution and forced marriage. Survivors are left with life-long injuries, trauma and stigma – while many perpetrators go unpunished.



GIVING PEOPLE

Giving People's vision is that no child in Sweden should live in exclusion or poverty. Giving People is an aid organization that works to counteract financial vulnerability and child poverty in Sweden.

Giving People works with emergency help with food and other important necessities. Since its inception in September 2013, the organization has provided a large number of food bags, clothes, shoes and hygiene items to families with children throughout Sweden.