Materiality analysis

The materiality analysis shows the sustainability topics critical to Skanska's external and internal stakeholders.

Topics that matter

To further cement the Group's understanding of what should be the key focus areas in Skanska's sustainability strategy, structured conversations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders were conducted in early 2017.

These conversations were tailored around 18 relevant topics inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative, alongside current industry trends and initiatives.

The outcomes of these interviews and an evaluation of Skanska's sustainability impacts enabled a further assessment of sustainability. This identified 13 material sustainability topics that Skanska can positively influence. These have been grouped in accordance with Skanska's five sustainability focus areas: Safety, Ethics, Green, Community Investment and Diversity and Inclusion.

Measurement and reporting framework

The five sustainability focus areas are strengthened by their connection to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs further direct Skanska's efforts to make the most significant positive contributions to society.

For the sustainability focus areas, Skanska has been securing a clear governance structure, and establishing appropriate key performance indicators and methods for follow-up. This work will continue during 2018 to ensure all material sustainability topics are covered by a suitable measurement and reporting framework.

Materiality analysis

Through the materiality analysis, the sustainability topics shown in the diagram were identified as material to Skanska's external and internal stakeholders. The Group is focusing on the 13 topics located in the blue shaded area. Those selected topics are categorized according to Skanska's five sustainability focus areas.


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Focus areas mapped to materiality analysis

The table shows Skanska's five sustainability focus areas with selected sustainability topics from materiality analysis.


SafetyEthicsGreenCommunity InvestmentDiversity and Inclusion
Health and safety Anti-corruption Carbon impact Sustainable cities (shared with Green) Diversity and inclusion
  Ethics, culture and values Water Public influencer  
  Human rights Waste    
    Environmental responsibility in projects    
    Green products and services    
    Sustainable cities (shared with Community Investment)