Skanska wins Financial Times award for corporate responsibility and environment

3/21/2014 3:00 PM CET
Press release

Yesterday Skanska was awarded the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award in the category corporate resposibility and environment.

“We are very proud to win this prestigous award. It acknowledges the effort all of Skanska, as well as its customers, subcontractors and suppliers puts in everyday. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it is environmental matters, diversity, ethics or work place safety we want to be a leader and push the development”, says Johan Karlström, CEO of Skanska AB.

Skanska was selected by a panel of experts, including Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, and Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and chief executive of ArcelorMittal. The award aims to highlight and celebrate businesses that have exemplified boldness in their business activities during 2013. The Financial Times points out Skanska’s work with the five zeros: zero accidents, zero ethical breaches, zero loss-making projects and zero environmental incidents, and how Skanska “champions sustainability throughout its value chain and incorporates environmental concerns into every aspect of its design.”