We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate by drawing on our core competencies to address local social challenges.
Creating shared value
As a project development and construction company engaging with numerous local stakeholders in our home markets on a daily basis, we can play a key role in strengthening the communities we work in.
Our approach to Community Investment aims to create shared value by ensuring mutual benefit for our communities and customers – as well as for Skanska.
Dialogue and cooperation with various stakeholders, such as residents, organizations and municipalities, helps us identify and address the most important local challenges. By providing our skills and time, we can create both social and economic value wherever we work. This directly supports our purpose to build for a better society.
We primarily work with our three Community Investment focus areas, which we have identified as the areas we can make the most significant positive contribution. They relate to our expertise and firmly ground our work in Skanska's core business:
We create opportunities for diverse groups to enter the job market together with customers, subcontractors and strategic partners by providing skills, opportunities, and employment when possible.
We support schools and other organizations by providing the younger generation with role models that inspire further study and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to encourage greater diversity in our sector.
Design for social impact
We help improve communities through design together with our customers, partners and local actors. We do this by improving neighborhoods around where we work and by using holistic design solutions on our projects.