Decent work and economic growth

We have the ability to influence United Nations' Global Goal 8, which is about promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Discover how we contribute to this goal.

The UN Global Goal 8:  Decent Work and Economic Growth, links to our sustainability focus areas Ethics and Safety. We are engaged in several activities to help contribute to this SDG. 

Our approach

Skanska's Code of Conduct guides employees in how to act in appropriate and ethical ways. The Group's Supplier Code of Conduct explains expected behaviors to supply chain partners. Skanska is committed to achieving injury-free and transparent workplaces. Skanska applies the Group's Global Safety Standards at all project sites and does not tolerate behaviors that fall below Group requirements.

Examples of activities

There is a strong connection between well-being, safety and performance. Our own Dylan Roberts shares some insights on why people’s wellbeing is important, how we care for people’s mental health, and how this creates a safe, open and inclusive environment. Read the full article.

  • Skanska has strengthened the Group's culture of reporting alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct. Skanska remains vigilant to detect and act on any form of human rights violation and other alleged breaches.
  • To help raise industry safety standards, Skanska works to improve the supply chain's understanding and application of safety requirements. Skanska Health and Safety Week, one of the world's biggest safety events, includes industry partners in several markets. The Group continually looks to improve employees' knowledge and skills regarding safety.