We can make the greatest impact on biodiversity through our supply chain and through large engineering projects, particularly those involving motorways and waterways.
Avoidance of buying illegally logged timber is a priority for us. We expect our Business Units to have in place a suitable Chain-of-custody process such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). In 2006 Skanska signed the “Industry Statement” with Greenpeace supporting the EU initiative called “Forest Enforcement, Governance and Trade“.
Before each large project an EIA must be processed and Land Management plans prepared which reflect the risks and opportunities.