Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) is Norway’s major organization for employers and the leading business lobby. Our current membership of 31,270 companies, range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in all sectors.


Svein Tore Holsether

Managing Director

Ole Erik Almlid

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The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) is the leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society.

Our main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development.


NHO joined the Global Network to further promote the business contribution to sustainable development.

Our role as a business organization with respect to sustainability is:

  • To raise awareness among our member companies about the opportunities, challenges and expectations that business and industry are facing;
  • To promote policy frameworks enabling a business case for sustainability, and thereby encourage companies to develop and implement new concepts and solutions;
  • To inform and to engage in dialogue with Norwegian authorities, NGOs, academics and the general public on the activities and achievements of business and industry;
  • To raise awareness of the necessity of carbon management and the circular economy.