The Symbiosis selection process is divided into three phases. First, all registered companies with a revenue over 100 MSEK are analyzed on the basis of the financial ratio EBIT. The companies are sorted out based on the growth of revenue and stability of EBIT during the last four years.
The chosen companies are then further analysed from the sustainability model Triple Bottom Line, focusing on the businesses commitment to profit, people and planet. The list of companies are thinned out based on how well they have managed to incorporate relevant aspects of the Triple Bottom Line into their business model. At this stage the companies are also analyzed based on the industry sector where companies in sectors such as tobacco are sorted out.
When a shortlist remains, the jury work begins in which a well-known jury (check them out here!) jointly decides which three companies best meet the requirements and should thus be awarded Sweden’s top sustainable-growth companies.