Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to be a diverse and inclusive organization. An inclusive culture is characterized by openness, fairness, trust and respect and is vital to attract and retain skilled employees, as well as building high performing teams.

Our approach

We are committed to attract and develop a diverse workforce and provide inclusive workplaces where all people – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other diversity strands and backgrounds – feels a sense of belonging. We are determined to creating spaces where everyone feels that they can contribute and be proud of working for Skanska. Ensuring an inclusive workplace is crucial to our ability to recruit and retain a diverse talent pool, well-equipped to understand and leverage our increasingly diverse customer base, as well as emerging trends in the marketplace.


Skanska tracks D&I performance both on Group and Business Unit level. Inclusion is primarily tracked via engagement survey results. There are three questions with an explicit focus inclusion. Over the last couple of years, the positive share of responses has increased significantly indicating that the inclusive culture has become even stronger. 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).

In terms of diversity, gender representation on different levels is being tracked both on Group level as well as Business Unit level. Worth noting is that Business Units may have additional diversity focus apart from gender, depending on local demographic and legal requirements. For instance, do Business Units in the US, UK and Sweden all track ethnicity.

Engineering, the possibility to make a difference

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness day hosted each year to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in an exciting industry.

"We need a diverse workforce to fully understand the needs of our customers and end-users. In addition, we know that having more diverse teams , in particular from a gender perspective, makes us more innovative and competitive." – Pia Höök says.

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D&I is essential to our success

View the video where managers and employees from Skanska Sweden explain why D&I is important to Skanska Sweden's success.

Diversity and Inclusion focus area corresponds to SDG goals


Pia Höök

Vice President of Culture

+46 10 44 80 113

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about Skanska's work towards a more diverse and inclusive work place.

International Leadership Program

Skanska Sweden's International Leadership Program (ILP) provides a path and resources for highly skilled immigrant engineers to have fulfilling Skanska careers. Learn more about Skanska's International Leadership Program and how to apply at Skanska Sweden's website (in Swedish).

Meet Raghad Jasim, one of our ILP participants