Skanska and sustainability

Sustainable Development can be defined in many ways. Common definitions include meeting the needs of the world today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In financial language, it means living on income rather than consuming finite capital. In family terms, it means not cheating on our children. 

We believe that sustainability is just another aspect of good business practice. Our success or failure lies in the hands of our workforce at project level.

Sustainability agenda

Skanska is an active participant in a number of international sustainability initiatives.

International initiatives

We are periodically assessed by external organizations interested in benchmarking our Sustainability commitment and performance.

Sustainability awards and recognitions

Promoting good stakeholder relations is a top priority for Skanska.


Sustainability is not new to Skanska. In the late 1990s, we began explo­ring how we could contribute to a more sustainable world.

Sustainability timeline