Sustainability can be defined in many ways. A common definition includes: meeting the needs of the world today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In financial language, it means living on an income rather than consuming finite capital.
Contributing to a more sustainable world
Since the late 1990s, Skanska has been exploring and defining how it can, within its direct sphere of influence, contribute to a more sustainable world. Since 2002 this commitment has been included in corporate policies such as our Code of Conduct and our Five Zero vision – zero loss-making projects, zero environmental incidents, zero work-place accidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects.
Our commitment to contribute to a more sustainable world is resolute. However, the ongoing implementation challenge is very real and highly demanding - our success or failure lies in the hands of our people at project level.