UN Global Goals and local business in Skanska

Our sustainability focus areas are strongly connected to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. These goals further guide Skanska's efforts to make the most significant positive contributions to society.

The 17 SDGs are essential to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the UN's member countries. Achieving the SDGs depends on actions by all of society, including governments and the private sector.

Through the scale and type of Skanska's operations, we have significant opportunities to contribute to society's needed solutions while running a profitable business.

Sustainable Development Goals index

In 2017, Skanska began using the SDGs as a framework to measure the performance and contributions of our sustainability work. We focused on eight closely related SDGs.

Learn how these SDGs link to our sustainability focus areas and which activities we are engaged in to help to contribute to each goal.  

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable cities and communities

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate action

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Gender equality

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean water and sanitation

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Affordable and clean energy

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Decent work and economic growth

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible consumption and production
Last updated: 7/5/2018