How we work

Throughout Skanska, we work intensely with diversity and inclusion through local goals and activities.

Inclusion advocates in all business units

During 2014, all of the business units appointed an Inclusion Advocate – a senior line manager who works closely with Human Resources to drive diversity and inclusion progress within their business unit.

Diversity and inclusion analysis on business unit level

Each business unit has conducted an analysis using a framework based on the global diversity strategy which focuses on:

  • Attract and recruit from a large and diverse pool of talent
  • Secure an inclusive workplace
  • Develop and promote a diverse pool of talent
  • Leverage D&I in the marketplace in partnership with customers, suppliers and communities
  • Management awareness, skills and commitmen

Local goals and actions

The analysis carried out by each business unit, provides a platform from which they set actions and targets. Actions and targets with diversity and inclusion are set locally since the business units are in different home markets with different opportunities and challenges.

Signs of progress

Since the launch of our D&I Vision, D&I has been integrated in the Business Plan (2016-2020 Profit with Purpose Business Plan), our Skanska Values and our Skanska Sustainability Agenda.

In terms of lagging indicators, head count statistics and employee survey results show a clear positive trend indicating we are progressing both in terms of diversity as well as inclusion. Also, our D&I Change Journey Map, which is a qualitative assessment of leading indicators, shows an increasing level of diversity and inclusion work on BU-level. In addition, D&I has become a way to connect with client/customers and suppliers.

Our efforts and growing success in this area has been acknowledged externally, for instance through rewards, reoccurring speaking engagements and media coverage. We still have a long way to go before we have fully reached our vision. However, we are clearly moving in the right direction.

Continuous work towards our vision

  • Implementation of business unit specific actions and targets
  • Knowledge sharing across Skanska
  • Follow-up in different internal fora's

For annual updates on our D&I work, please check out the section on Diversity and Inclusion in our Annual reports.


Pia Höök

Global Diversity Manager

+46 10 44 80 113

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