Embrace diversity

We use our full potential by embracing people from all walks of life, creating safe, inclusive environments for everyone to perform and be their best.

Our approach

As the construction and development industries evolve and require greater innovation capabilities, we need to leverage the full potential of diverse teams with different backgrounds and competencies. As part of this, we are committed to attracting, recruiting and advancing more women, to enlarge our talent pool in a traditionally male-dominated industry. We do not tolerate discrimination, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation and we strive for a workplace free from harassment and bullying.


According to our annual employee survey, the overall trend for inclusion is positive. In addition to tracking total result and development over time (trend) Skanska tracks gaps between different groups, as well as comparing the overall result with general industry norm (benchmark). ​

Other aspects of diversity, such as ethnicity, disability or age, are tracked by business units rather than at the Group level, as definitions, legal requirements and restrictions differ from country to country.