Buildings and other structures ("the built environment") consume enormous quantities of finite natural resources during both construction and operation. Whether it is cement in the form of concrete for the structure, or fossil fuels in the form of electricity to provide energy, environmental aspects play an important part in all built environment investments throughout their whole life-cycle.
For this reason, Skanska has been proactive on environmental management since 1995, and in December 2002 Skanska UK became the first UK contractor to have 100% of operations certified in accordance with ISO 14001.
Our integrated Environmental, Health & Safety Policy is reviewed annually and sets the framework for our Environmental Strategy. The Strategy focuses on four priority areas, each one of which has at least one strategic objective. Progress on each is measured using SMART Targets, the results of which are reported on to the senior executive team. Our senior environmental team meets regularly to discuss progress and share best practice.
A summary of our environmental priority areas is provided below: