Partnerships for the goals

We have the ability to influence United Nations' Global Goal 17, which is about “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”. Discover how we contribute to this goal.The UN Global Goal 17:  Partnerships for the goals, links to our sustainability focus areas Ethics, Health and Safety, Green and Diversity and Inclusion. We are engaged in several activities to help contribute to this SDG. 


Our approach

Skanska actively involves in organizations and networks to support driving a sustainable construction industry. To do that is essential for us to drive change with our industry peers and other key partners.

One of the 2019 priorities are “Leadership in Health and Safety” which is a direct example of how we can work together to have safer and healthier worksites. Skanska has for 15 consecutive years held the Health and Safety Week where we involve not only our own employees in our activities, also those working with us, providing for example training on key subjects and practices. Since the last five years, Skanska engage with and involves in national construction industry networks which further contributes to safer and healthier worksites.  

Global commitments

Skanska has been a signatory of the United Nations’ Global Compact since 2001, and continues to support the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which relate to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. This sustainability report constitutes Skanska’s Communication on Progress (COP) and shows how the Group has continued to implement the Ten Prin­ciples during 2018.

Skanska supports the rights of all people as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, and in the conventions of the International Labor Organization. Skanska also follows the guiding policies of Trans­parency International and applies the Pre­cuationary Principle.

Furthermore, Skanska is an active par­ticipant in other international sustainabil­ity initiatives, including the United Nations Global Compact Network, International Chambers of Commerce; World Green Building Council, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) and Catalyst, which promotes women in the workforce.


Skanska was during 2018, awarded by Univer­sity of Lund and financial newspaper Dagens Industri as one of the most sustainable cor­porations on the Nordic Nasdaq and winner of the Capital Goods category.

Sustainability-related recognition received by Skanska during 2018 also include:

OMX Stockholm 30 ESG Responsible Index
CDP Climate Change A–