International initiatives

Skanska is an active participant in a number of international Sustainability initiatives. Amongst the most significant are the following:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Skanska AB has been a member since the formation of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 1995. Over the years it has participated in a wide range of WBCSD initiatives of which the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project is the most significant. As a part of the EEB project, we signed the EEB Manifesto in 2009 that commits us to walk to the talk and improve the energy efficiency of the offices we occupy. The most recent involvement includes Science based target for Buildings.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)


Skanska has been a signatory of the United Nations’Global Compact since 2001, and continues to support the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles as a Participant. The company Annual and Sustainability report 2018 constitutes Skanska’s Communication on Progress (COP) and shows how the-group has continued implement he Ten Principles during 2018.

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global not-for-profit organization working to transform the property industry towards sustainability through its members, national Green Building Councils (GBCs). Skanska is a Partner of the European Network of GBCs. We are active in twelve national GBCs, with Skanska senior executives currently on the board of five of those GBCs. Skanska also acted as sponsor of the WorldGBC’s work on the business case for green buildings. For example working with the WorldGBC focused on the associated Health, Wellbeing and Productivity benefits of green buildings. Read more at WorldGBC and visit BetterPlacesforPeople 

Green Building Councils (GBCs)

We support national GBCs, which are part of the WorldGBC network, in our home markets. GBC members typically represent all built environment stakeholders within their country. Whilst 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

Stakeholder views

Skanska actively engages with the World Green Building Council in green building advocacy work.