ISO 14001 performance
Local impacts are managed through externally certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Since 2000, the EMS of all Skanska Business Units (BU) are certified to ISO 14001.
Any new company acquired by Skanska has two years to certify their EMS against ISO 14001 or to become part of an existing EMS.
Since 1 January 2005 these Environmental Management Systems (EMS) have received a total of thirteen Major Non Conformance (MNC) citations from external auditors during routine recertification processes. Of these, only one related to a direct impact on the environment, invalid use of demolition waste on a highway project due to expired permit, subsequently corrected.
Of the twelve BUs that make up Skanska today, seven have received no MNC citations since January 2005 and two have had none since 1999 and 1995 respectively.
All MNCs in 2006 related to identified procedural weaknesses in the EMS of two Business Units. Local management took immediate corrective actions to the satisfaction of the external auditors. The procedural weaknesses led to no environmental harm.