Global technology giant Microsoft has invited Swedish SaaS company Vocean with their co-creation platform, to sign a Partner Pledge.
“This demonstrates that we meet Microsoft’s stringent requirements when it comes to things such as sustainability. I see this as yet another sign we’re moving in the right direction”, says Daniel Kassell, CEO of Vocean.
Around 45 companies in Western Europe have signed Partner Pledges with Microsoft. Now Vocean is among them, having met the organization’s demanding requirements for digital skills, diversity, ethical AI and sustainability.
“Microsoft already knows us very well, so signing a Partner Pledge was a logical next step, and one we are very proud of”, says Peter Kollin, who founded Vocean together with Daniel Kassell in 2018.
“This shows we have met the same requirements achieved by some of Europe’s largest organizations”.
As part of the qualification process Microsoft reviewed Vocean’s initiative for the world’s largest workshop, which was conducted together with the City of Gothenburg, as well as the digital platform’s real-time multi-language translation function, which facilitates inclusion for users.
“We are also a fully digitalized organization, which means we limit the use of paper, unnecessary travel and consumables as much as possible”, says Daniel Kassell.
Other Partner Pledge companies in Western Europe include Sopra Steria, Sogeti and Implema.