Support from private sponsors and the grant from the Ministry of Culture form the backbone of the establishment, realization and running of the Nobel Peace Center. A fruitful collaboration with the sponsors is key for presenting exciting experiences for the public.
Hydro is a global supplier of aluminium with activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminium products and building systems.
Based in Norway, the company employs 23,000 people in more than 40 countries.
Rooted in a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.
Svein Richard Brandtzæg, CEO of Hydro
Hydro is proud of its long-standing partnership with the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Center reflects courage, respect and foresight, which are fundamental values for Hydro. Therefore, it feels both important and right to cooperate with the Nobel Peace Center.
Telenor Group is a leading provider of telecommunications services worldwide.
The company HQs are situated in Oslo, Norway, with mobile services in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
In addition to holding a leading Nordic position in mobile, broadband and TV services, Telenor Group is among the largest mobile operators in the world with 195 million mobile subscriptions, revenues in 2009 of NOK 107 billion (including Kyivstar), and a workforce of approximately 34,000 employees.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor:
The agreement will also be a considerable source of inspiration for our employees, as well as an important contribution to our effort to strengthen Telenor’s profile both in Norway and abroad.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.
ABB in Norway employs more than 2,000 people. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.
Respect, responsibility and determination are key elements to build value, performance and leadership into ABB.
Steffen Waal, president of ABB AS:
For ABB it is an honour to become a supporter of the Nobel Peace Center. The Center is an institution of international standing, with an appeal that crosses both national borders and cultures. This is a commitment that is meaningful for both ABB as a company and for our employees. It also underlines ABB’s core values of respect, responsibility and determination. We are impressed by how the Nobel Peace Center puts the spotlight on human rights and conflict resolution and in this way contributes to reflection, commitment and debate.
The Football Association of Norway (NFF) consists of 1,933 member clubs organising 27,532 teams with 367,142 players, 108,351 of whom are girls/women. The NFF is thus Norway’s largest single sports association in terms of the number of female participants. The NFF is a widely inclusive football organisation and believes that no one should be left out, regardless of their social or cultural background, gender, playing skills, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation or other factors.
The Nobel Peace Center and the NFF collaborate on “Handshake for Peace”, which, besides being the name of the concept, is also a special handshake shared between the team captains at each Norsk Toppfotball (NTF) match played since the 2012 football season. The NTF is an organisation which represents the interests of the Premier League and Adecco League clubs.
The NFF’s vision is “football enjoyment, opportunities and challenges for everyone”. This says something about our most important goal: that our sport is open and inclusive – no one shall be left out. The Nobel Peace Center is one of the strongest symbols of the values that we want both football and Norwegian society to represent. The NFF acknowledges that football has a reputation problem at top level, and this collaboration will give us a fantastic opportunity to make a real change in attitudes resulting in practical action both on and off the playing field.
- Yngve Hallén, President of the Football Association of Norway