Significant opportunities exist in construction to improve waste management and “resource efficiency.” Skanska is working on a series of initiatives to integrate improved material efficiency into its projects, in line with the priorities set out in the Waste Hierarchy. This includes setting targets to achieve 95% resource efficiency (5% waste) for the materials we use on-site.
We have a list of prohibited substances and actively support our supply chain to remove hazardous materials. We also provide an alternative materials database, which we encourage our supply chain to make use of. This in turn has improved our risk management and reduced unnecessary exposure of our workforce, and the general public, to chemicals that in the future may be banned or less favoured.
We also appropriately screen our supply chain companies and actively encourage and support continual improvement.