Governance for sustainability

Skanska has a Group-wide sustainability governance structure.


Group Leadership Team members have responsibility for the five sustainability focus areas.

Representatives from across our organization regularly meet to share best practices and knowledge. Sustainability is also prominent on the agenda at Skanska's biennial Management Meetings, reaching 750 senior managers.

Code of Conduct

Skanska's Code of Conduct is key to bringing the Group's values to life. The Code of Conduct describes the expected behavior of every employee in interactions with fellow employees, customers, local communities and other stakeholders. All Skanska employees must adhere to the principles and requirements contained in the Code of Conduct; this includes part-time, contract and temporary employees.

Read more about Skanska's Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Hotline

Skanska's Code of Conduct Hotline provides a mechanism for employees, suppliers' employees and other third parties to anonymously report on breaches or suspected breaches of the Group's Code of Conduct. The hotline is managed by an independent thirdparty service provider.

Read more about How to report a concern

Global commitments

Skanska became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact in 2001, and continues to support the Global Compact's Ten Principles. This sustainability report constitutes Skanska's Communication on Progress (COP) and shows how the Group has continued to implement the Ten Principles during 2017.

Skanska supports the rights of all people as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN, and in the conventions of the International Labor Organization.

Skanska is also committed to the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, of which Skanska is a founding member.

Skanska is an active participant in international sustainability initiatives, including United Nations Global Compact Network; the International Chambers of Commerce; World Green Building Council; World Business Council for Sustainable Development; ChemSec, which works to reduce hazardous chemicals; and Catalyst, which promotes women in the workplace.

Green Building Councils (GBCs)

We support national Green Building Councils, which are part of the World Green Building Councils network, in our home markets. GBC members typically represent all built environment stakeholders within their country. While their objectives may differ, the mission of all GBCs is to drive market transformation of the building industry through member consensus and cooperation.

Skanska supports the following GBCs

Skanska Group Environmental Policy Statement

Skanska has a strong commitment towards a more sustainable future, based on the belief that project development and construction can make a major contribution to a more sustainable society.