Region Stockholm is led by the popularly elected Region Stockholm Assembly. The assembly’s operations are financed mainly through the regional tax and are carried out both under Region Stockholm's own management and by contractors.
Most of the Region Stockholm's income comes from taxes, which are paid by the county's inhabitants. A smaller portion comes from patient fees and public transport fares. In addition to the regional tax and general state grants, Region Stockholm also receives targeted state grants – for example for reduced levels of sickness absence.
The biggest costs for Region Stockholm are within healthcare and public transport.
Commissioner and implementer
Within the Region Stockholm, a distinction is made between the roles of commissioner and implementer. Operations are carried out both by Region Stockholm's own organisations and companies, and by external contractors. All operations are financed via the regional tax.
High levels of expertise – more women than men
Most of Region Stockholm's employees have roles that require a university education. About 70 percent of the Region Stockholm managers are women. The distribution between female and male managers corresponds well with the distribution of the county's employees in general.
Environmental certification – ISO 14001
All of Region Stockholm organisations and companies have environmental management systems that are certified in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001.
Procurement requirements – environmental and social responsibility
Each year, Region Stockholm procures goods and services worth more than SEK 100 billion. Contracted suppliers are expected to meet strict demands in terms of both environmental work and social responsibility.