Alcohol is not like other products. It can cause harm to individuals, to their nearest and dearest, and to society at large. Which is why Systembolaget is not like other companies. We exist to limit the harmful effects of alcohol.
Why is this important to us?
The more alcohol people drink in a society, the greater the problems in the form of accidents, violence and disease1. The social problems in society affect not just those who drink but everyone else as well – such as all of the children who grow up in families where one or both parents drink to excess2. The goal of the Swedish alcohol policy is, therefore, to reduce alcohol consumption across society in order to minimise both the medical and the social harm caused by alcohol.