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Our purpose and values

Our purpose and values shape everything we do at Skanska.

Our purpose – building for a better society

Skanska was founded on the belief that every decision we make impacts people and communities. It’s why we put humanity at the centre of everything we do. It’s why we bring together different voices and points of view so that what we create makes everyone’s life better. It’s why what we build will bring value to society long after our lifetime. And it’s why we never stop thinking about reshaping the future.

Care for life – protecting people and the planet

The health, safety and wellbeing of people is our absolute priority. In situations that are physically or psychologi­cally unsafe we refuse to be bystanders. This applies to the environment and climate change too. We advocate for sustainable solutions and operate in this spirit, holding each other accountable for the legacy that we leave future generations. We are changemakers and action takers.

Act ethically and transparently – being a role model

Each of us honours our individual responsibility to lead by example and act with the highest de­gree of integrity and transparency. We encoura­ge different perspectives, foster a space in which people can speak freely and live by our Code of Conduct. Shortcuts are unacceptable.

Be better together – teaming up

Everything we do, we do better together. We listen and learn with curiosity to strive forward as a team, generously sharing knowledge along the way to successfully replicate best practice. We champion an inclusive culture of openness, fairness, trust and respect, where all people feel a sense of belonging. We innovate and deliver the best solutions by leveraging the diversity within our own teams, together with that of our customers, partners and the local community.

Commit to customers – having a customer-first mindset

Our customers’ success is our success. We put them at the heart of everything we do, always listening closely to understand both their needs and those of their customers. Together, we look ahead to create smarter and more sustainable solutions, bringing their visions to life and shaping the world in which we live.

Take a look at some of our latest projects to see our values in action. 

Last updated: 23/01/2017