SKGS stands for Skogen [Forestry], Kemin [Chemicals], Gruvorna [Mining] and Stålet [Steel]. It brings together the four respective organisations for these industries:
- The Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna)
- IKEM – Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden
- Svemin, Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers
SKGS works with the energy issues of the Swedish base industries
SKGS has an important role to play in representing the interests of the base industries and to work for political decisions that ensure competitive conditions for these industries.
In this context the electricity supply in Sweden must be stable and offer competitive electricity prices.
Politics plays a large role through setting limits for the type of electricity generation that is possible in the country. Through taxation and a subsidy system, political decisions also affect investments and production. SKGS actively contributes to the debate through submitting expert opinions, being active in the media and meeting politicians from the parties represented in the Swedish Riksdag. The intention is to raise the profile of issues of pressing concern to the base industries.