Our longtime leadership with green provides us with the expertise needed to help and encourage customers to deliver demanding environmental ambitions. This enables us to be a better neighbor in the communities in which we work, and guides us in the efficient use of natural resources.

Through our Journey to Deep Green™, Skanska goes beyond mere formal compliance. For every project, we set targets encompassing energy, carbon, water, material selection and waste in accordance with the Skanska Color Palette™, a strategic tool we developed to measure and guide our green activities. We have even greater opportunities for green solutions with projects that we develop, design or are otherwise involved with in the early stages.

We continuously improve our green processes through our certifications to the ISO 14001 international environmental management standard. Also, by having active roles in leading international green organizations, we are pushing our industry to do more.


Skanska helps to build what societies need. We are determined to be the leading green project developer and contractor.

The green opportunity

By its nature, construction has the potential to create negative impacts on the natural environment when not actively managed.

Policy and strategies on Green

The Skanska Color Palette™ is our strategic framework and communication tool for Green Business, developed to measure our performance on the Journey to Deep Green™.

How we define Green

Green BIM helps our project stakeholders make informed decisions early in the design process and enables a greater impact on the efficiency and performance of a construction project.

Green BIM

The built environment consumes enormous quantities of finite natural resources during the construction and operating phases.

Challenges & opportunities

Our first Environmental Policy was published in 1998. Today it's converted to day-to-day practice through the ISO 14001 certification and is the foundation for Green Business.

Environmental management

We proactively focus on improving energy performance of our product beyond compliance as a business opportunity.


We strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explore new opportunities to mitigate and adapt the built environment in response to consequences of climate change.


We increase the use of sustainable materials through informed decisions. Including improving material use and minimizing waste.


Water is positioned as one of four key components of our Journey to Deep Green™. We are currently focusing on our direct impact on water in what and how we build.


By its nature, construction has the potential to create negative impacts on the local environment when not actively managed.

Local impacts

Lena Hök

Senior Vice President Green & Community Investment