Ethical business

We aim to conduct all our activities at a high ethical level, in line with our values. The Skanska Code of Conduct and the Supplier Code of Conduct set the necessary direction towards this goal.

High moral level

Skanka's goal is to operate at a high moral level in all of its home markets. Our Code of Conduct and our Supplier Code of Conduct, which explain what behavior we expect from our chain and other partners, help us to achieve this goal.

Our values are the key

Our Code of Conduct is based on Skanska values. They are not just words – they express how we aim to live everyday life. They sum up our expectations of how to run our business in a responsible and sustainable way allowing us to be a trusted partner for our customers. Skanska's Code of Conduct is the key to implementing our values into our everyday life.

The Code of Conduct sets out how we should behave when dealing with our colleagues, customers, the communities in which we operate, and other stakeholders. It offers practical guidance to our employees on how to act following our values, especially the value of Acting ethically and transparently. The Code offers several examples to help employees apply the principles in their daily lives. We have published a Skanska Code of Conduct web app.

Clear guidance

The Skanska Code of Conduct is intended to provide clear guidance and is therefore divided into three parts:

  • Our workplace commitments
    To be responsible stewards of Skanska's assets and to create a fair, healthy, and safe workplace where there is an inclusive culture and where we can all develop our professional skills, grow as individuals, and feel welcome.
  • Our commitment to the market
    Relationships are built on respect and mutual benefit. That is why we always strive to understand and anticipate the needs of our customers, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders; why we act with integrity, responsibility, and fairness; and why we do our utmost to deliver quality work on time and on budget. In fact, we always strive to do a better job than what is expected of us.
  • Our Company Commitments
    As an integral part of society, we are always looking for new ways to minimize our environmental footprint, promote fair competition, and contribute to the communities in which we live and work.

An open culture

Our Code of Conduct guides employees, but they will still face ethical dilemmas. We promote a transparent workplace culture where ethics are discussed openly and regularly, including a "values moment" at the beginning of meetings.

We want employees to feel comfortable discussing ethical issues and dilemmas with their managers and others. All employees must feel empowered to report violations of our Code of Conduct.

Reporting of suggestions

Each Skanska business unit has an Ethics Committee that investigates all reports. One way to make suggestions is through our Code of Conduct Hotline. This is accessible to both employees and other parties, including customers, suppliers and subcontractors. 

How to report to the Skanska Code of Conduct Hotline

Click here for full contact details and instructions. 


Last updated: 6/17/2024