What we do in local communities
Discover how we contribute to local communities in our home markets.
Examples of how we contribute
Transforming an empty space into a "culture house" for the homeless and a public café. Every day, up to 400 homeless visitors stop by not just for a meal, but to read a book, take a lesson and much more. This is a story of how real estate development projects can benefit their communities in a new way.
Finding a job and establishing a career is a big challenge for anyone. But if you are a refugee in a foreign country, in a foreign cultural setting, your task is even greater. Ziad, Firas and Hamdi are in the process of taking this big step.
Five young men, who were earlier unemployed, have embarked on a new route through life in cooperation with Skanska Norway. After an introductory course, three are now on apprenticeships, one in full time employment and one is on BIM placement.
The courtyard of Skanska’s new regional office in Malmö, Sweden, is not only open and accessible to the public. It also contains a sensory garden which can serve as an outdoor classroom for local schoolchildren.
In Boston, MA, Y2Y Harvard Square is a soon-to-be opened student-run overnight shelter, providing a safe environment for young adults. Skanska provided time, resources and advice to make it happen.
When the Vivalla housing complex in Örebro in Central Sweden is being upgraded residents are given work or supervised work experience through Skanska and the subcontractors involved in the project.
Houses and bridges need solid foundations, the same could be said for people too. However, some are not as lucky as others, when it comes to having a fair start in life. But, with a little help, most people can flourish, grow and find personal and professional success.