Ethical business

In Skanska, our ethical values help us deliver better solutions, projects and customer outcomes. They ensure that we do business with integrity and transparency. Our values are evident in every interaction that we have with our various stakeholders. They are the thread that ties together everything we do.

How we work with ethics

We do not tolerate any form of corruption, bribery, unfair anti-competitive activities, discrimination, or harassment. It is clear that a single breach in this respect, in one country can harm or even ruin Skanska's reputation in all our markets for years to come.

On the contrary, we promote ethical business practices, fair treatment of all employees, including diversity and equal opportunity for all.

Likewise, we educate our employees to always do the right thing, we only work with customers and partners that do not require us to compromise our own high standards, and we never take shortcuts.

We are actively engaged to improve ethics across our industry. Since 2001, we have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, and in 2004 we helped establish the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.

Why is ethics important to you?

"Skanska's commitment to ethics is the key reason I came back to work in construction, after being soured on the industry by the poor ethics of a previous employer."
Beth Heider, chief sustainability officer
"Ethics is about integrity. Honoring commitments made, respecting others and being true to our values are key to our success."
Richard Kennedy, chief operating officer

Performance in ethics

  • we are an integral part of society, and what we do goes beyond the projects we complete for our customers
  • as the leading green contractor and developer, we are helping to drive the industry towards ever more sustainable solutions
  • we encourage society to be greener through our work with the government, industry bodies, customers, and suppliers
  • we are a good neighbor and strive to leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we work

Reporting concerns

Each Skanska business unit has an Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee is empowered to:

  • provide guidance on ethical queries
  • investigate alleged breaches (reports) and recommend actions by management

One way to make reports is through our Code of Conduct Hotline. This is accessible to both employees and outside parties, including clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.

Read more about how to report a concern on the Skanska Group website.

Last updated: 12/4/2017