The Skanska Sustainability Agenda is coordinated with relevant Skanska AB Group Staff Units (GSU) by GSU Sustainability. GSU Sustainability also directly champions Environmental Management and Community Involvement.
GSU Sustainability reports to an Executive Vice President of Skanska AB.
Each Business Unit (BU) has established a sustainability management structure appropriate to its needs. More often than not this is a matrix organization.
Since 1999 Skanska has developed, shared and implemented environmental, health and safety plans through a series of good practice networks that have evolved to match internal and external requirements.
In order to have an effective flow of policies and practices between the business units and GSU Sustainability, a number of networks exists that facilitate implementation of the Skanska Sustainability Agenda:
- Skanska Safety Performance Network (SPN) – established 2006 to share good practice and drive performance. It consists of the most senior safety manager from each business unit plus GSU Safety members. It meets twice a year. In 2010, as part of Skanska Knowledge Management program, SPN became a corporate Expert Group and in 2011 it became a stand-alone GSU with its own Senior Vice President who reports to an Executive Vice President of Skanska AB.
- Skanska Environmental Performance Network (EPN) - established 2006 to share good practice and drive performance. It consists of the most senior environmental manager from each business unit plus GSU Sustainability members. It meets twice a year. In 2010, as part of Skanska Knowledge Management program, EPN became a corporate Expert Group.
- Expert Group Ethics – an Ethics network was established in 2006 to share good practice and drive performance. In 2010 an Expert Group for business ethics was established by Skanska AB under the supervision of an Executive Vice President. “Expert Group Ethics” consists of the chairmen of the Ethics Committees in every Skanska Home Market as well as a number of Skanska AB employees working actively and daily with business ethics. It meets twice a year and debate best practices, agree on focus areas for further improvement and review any issues highlighted.