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When was Skanska founded?
In 1887. Learn more about Skanska's history at Our history, where you can also see our history film: A living heritage.
What is Skanska's business?
We are a construction and project development company, structured in four business streams: construction, residential development, commercial property development and infrastructure development. Learn more about Our services.
What are Skanska's net sales?
In 2012, revenue amounted to SEK 132 billion. Learn more about our financials in the Financial information section.
In how many countries is the company present?
Skanska conducts business in more than fifteen countries in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Learn more about our Geographic markets.
Which are Skanska's main markets, in terms of net sales?
Our single largest market is the U.S., followed by Sweden. View our markets at Our geographic markets.
Where are the headquarters located?
In Solna, just outside of Stockholm, in Sweden.
Who is the head of the Skanska Group?
Johan Karlström is Skanska's President and CEO and member of the senior executive management team. Stuart E. Graham is the Chairman of the Board. Learn more about Johan Karlström, Stuart E. Graham and the Board and Management.
How many employees does Skanska have?
In December 2012, Skanska had about 57,000 employees in some fifteen countries. Get to know some of our employees at Our culture.
Where can I find information about job opportunities?
You can find more information on job opportunities within Skanska on our Job opportunities page.
What is Skanska's policy for compensation and benefits?
Skanska's policy is to give our employees a total compensation aligned with the local market.
Can I impact my own compensation?
In 2008, a three-year Skanska Employee Ownership Program (SEOP) was introduced to further strengthen Skanska's attractiveness to new and existing employees. It was aimed at all permanent employees, for the purpose of attracting and retaining employees and strengthening their affinity with the Company. An eligible employee can invest up to 5% of the net salary in Skanska stocks. If the employee fulfills the conditions for contribution 3 years later, the employee will receive 25%-100% of the investment in Skanska stocks, depending on the performance of his or her business unit. Please not that investing in stocks is a risk and that other percentages are valid for Key and Top Managers.
Is the compensation model the same in all countries where Skanska operates?
No, there are local variations between countries in terms of the total package of compensation and benefits. Please advice your local HR team.
How does Skanska work with sustainability?
Our commitment to contribute to a more sustainable world is resolute, read more on Sustainability.
How well does Skanska perform when it comes to sustainability?
Skanska participates in progressive programs – both internally and externally – pushing the limits of what is considered best practices. We are not just following standards, rules and regulations; we are helping create new ones. Several sustainability indices, e.g. FTSE4Good, confirm our progressive approach. Having said this, we still have lots to do when it comes to making our operations and customer offering truly sustainable. Read more about Skanska and sustainability.
How do we drive forward our 2015 ambition to be the leading Green project developer and contractor?
For Business Plan 2015 each Business Unit has a fully integrated environmental plan based on the Group Environment Policy. These plans are tracked by the Senior Executive Team (SET) using seven indicators, our so-called Green Strategic Indicators. Read more about at Environmental responsibility.
How do we define Green?
Skanska Color PaletteTM, is the strategic framework and communication tool for Green Business, that has been developed to measure and guide the company’s performance on this journey with destination Deep Green. Deep Green is defined by 6 zeros that relate to the priority opportunities for reduction of the environmental impact of our projects, i.e Energy, Carbon, Materials and Water. Read more about How we measure Green.
How important is Safety to Skanska?
Safety is one of Skanska's Five Zeros. This commits us to eliminate all fatalities, serious and lost time accidents and all harm at our worksites. It is not enough to do this on Skanska worksites. We must also work with our supply chain partners, our competitors, our clients and regulators to improve the safety of all construction activities in our home markets. Read more at the Safety page.
Do you have a Code of Conduct?
Yes, in 2002 Skanska's first Code of Conduct was published. In 2008 a revised Code of Conduct was approved by the Board of Directors of Skanska AB. During 2009 Skanska's Code of Conduct program was upgraded throughout the Skanska Group. Read more at Business Ethics.
Do you have any examples of projects incorporating aspects of Sustainability?
Yes, more info is found at Aspects-of-sustainability-case-studies.
What is our Corporate Community Involvement strategy focusing on?
- Education: focusing on Safety, Green and Technical.
- Disaster relief
- Home market specific activities compliant with our code of conduct
We encourage and empower our employees to make a positive contribution to society and the communities where we work and live. Through normal management approval systems, these contributions are determined according to local needs. Read more at
When was the company introduced on the stock market?
Skanska was introduced on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1965. Learn more about our share on the Share performance page.
Where is the Skanska share traded?
The Skanska shares are listed and traded on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange. Find more information about the share on the Share performance page.
How many shareholders has Skanska got?
Skanska has more than 88,000 shareholders, read more at Ownership structure.
How many analysts follow Skanska?
On our Analysts page you will find a list of the analysts following Skanska.
What does your dividend policy and dividend history look like?
Find information on our dividend policy and dividend history on the Dividend page.
Where do I find the release dates of Skanska's financial reports?
All financial events such as releases of financial reports are found on the Calendar page, where you will also find a link to archived calendar events.
Where can I find information on Skanska's credit risk?
Learn about the Skanska Group’s credit risk at the Credit risk page.
What does Skanska's ownership structure look like?
Skanska is owned by a number of different owners, visit our Ownership structure page for more information.
Where can I find the annual report?
Find our latest and previous annual reports in pdf on the Annual reports page. You can also order a printed copy.