Skanska joins CEO Alliance for Europe to accelerate climate transition in the industry
Skanska is stepping up its efforts to actively contribute to reducing carbon emissions. The CEO Alliance for Europe’s Recovery, Reform, and Resilience, which gathers a wide range of representatives from leading European industries, focuses on how industry can make an even greater contribution to the climate transition through the use of innovation and business ingenuity. The aim of participating in the Alliance is to shape concrete policy proposals, identify new partnerships and businesses that can drive innovation, and to strengthen dialogue with leading decision makers.
“The built environment accounts for about 40 percent of global energy-related carbon emissions. This means that the industry I represent has a great deal of responsibility to reduce these. The business community must continue to focus on the transition in combination with strong political commitment and clear frameworks. Initiatives such as the CEO Alliance for Europe create the right forum to break down silos and collaborate across industries to drive innovation, and also to engage with one voice in a concrete dialogue with decision makers,” says Anders Danielsson, President and CEO of Skanska.
The CEO Alliance for Europe’s initiative comprises 14 leading European industrial companies. Together, they represent 1.6 million employees and have sales of EUR 560 billion. The eleven business leaders Björn Rosengren (ABB), Thierry Vanlancker (AkzoNobel), Francesco Starace (ENEL), Leonhard Birnbaum (E.ON), Ignacio Galán (Iberdrola), Søren Skou (Maersk), Christian Klein (SAP), Henrik Henriksson (Scania), Jean-Pascale Tricoire (Schneider Electric) and Herbert Diess (Volkswagen) are members of the “CEO Alliance for Europe's Recovery, Reform and Resilience”.
Skanska has adopted a climate target under the Science Based Target initiative and is aiming to reduce its own emissions by 70 percent from 2015 to 2030. The company is to achieve net zero emissions in the value chain by 2045.