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Climate action

We have the ability to influence United Nations' Global Goal 13, which is about taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Discover how we contribute to this goal for society.

The UN Global Goal 13: Climate Action, links to our sustainability focus area Green. We are engaged in several activities to help contribute to this SDG. 

Strategic approach

With climate change, the construction industry is part of the problem and part of the solution. Skanska contributes to building a better society by striving to reduce carbon emissions from the Group's operations, as well as providing customers with resilient and low-carbon solutions. The aim is reduced carbon footprints, both for Skanska and customers.

Examples of activities

In Solna, Sweden, New Karolinska Solna is a hospital public-private partnership (PPP) with a Skanska consortium handling financing, design, construction and maintenance. To achieve a low environmental impact, it will produce only minor carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption. Partly due to using geothermal heating and cooling installations, the energy consumption will be 45 percent less than the Swedish energy code. All electricity will be 100 percent renewable electricity generated off site.