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Sustainability awards and recognition

Skanska is assessed periodically by a number of socially responsible investment organizations and investor. Below are some of the most significant awards and recognition.

 

For the second consecutive year, Skanska was awarded by the University of Lund and the financial newspaper Dagens Industri and Aktuell Hållbarhet, as the most sustainable corporation on the Nordic Nasdaq, and winner of the Capital Goods category. Read more in the article Leading our sector in sustainability.

 

Skanska named by Fortune as a company “changing the world”. Read more in this article.

In 2018, Skanska achieved Leadership level A- in the CDP Climate Change rating. This indicates Skanska has implemented actions to effectively manage the environmental impacts related to climate change .This result indicates Skanska AB has implemented a range of actions to manage climate change, both in its own operations and beyond, including verification or assured emissions data. Skanska has participated in CDP's climate change investor program since 2007 and CDP's climate change supply chain program since 2008.

Skanska AB is considered a leader in green building development and our rating is unchanged at 'AAA' in MSCI ESG Ratings report, updated in July 2019. MSCI ESG Ratings helps investors identify environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities within their portfolio.

Skanska remains in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the June 2019 review.
The FTSE4Good Index Series identifies companies that demonstrates strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Skanska has been included in these indexes from 2003.

GRESB

For the second consecutive year Skanska is top ranked in Europe by Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark in the Developer category, which compares companies focused on developing real estate. Read the news article.

More information about Skanska’s result in 2018 GRESB Real Estate

Other awards and recognition

  • Skanska topped the 2017 Sustainable Brand Index, which ranks perceived performance with environmental and social sustainability among large business-to-business companies in the Nordics.
  • For our on-going commitment to sustainability we retained AAA rating in our peer group in the MSCI Intangible Value Assessment (2014).
  • Skanska won the 2013 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards in the corporate responsibility and environment category (2013).
  • Swedbank rates Skanska “Good Example” for its Robur SRI Funds and acknowledges the MSCI ESG AAA rating (2013).
  • In the Sustainability Risk Rating Analysis of Stockholm based GES Investment Services, Skanska outscored Construction & Engineering peers with 4.5 compared to a sector average 2.4 (2013).
  • Skanska is a component of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices (2012, 2013).
  • Skanska is the only construction company included in the ”Forest Footprint Disclosure” report, a special project of the Global Canopy Foundation (2011).
  • Skanska CEO and President, Johan Karlström, placed 32nd in the Top-100 list of the most environmentally powerful people in Sweden and the only representative from the construction sector (2011).
  • Highest sector rating possible in Swiss bank Sarasin's sustainability assessment (2011).
  • Swedish bank Nordea rates Skanska's sustainability credentials as Mature (A) with Positive (+) trend (2011).
  • French sustainability rating agency Vigeo ranked Skanska 3rd of 16 stock market-listed European heavy construction companies (2011).
  • Skanska has "Prime" status in the classification system of German sustainability research agency Oekom. This means that it ranks amongst the world's best companies in its industry. (2010, 2012).
  • Ethix – 1st in sector, Nordic Six Star SRI study (2009).
  • Sector #1 in Human Rights assessment by Swedish investor Folksam (2007).