Skanska and the Environment
We are aware of the fact that we have an impact on the condition of the environment in the countries where we operate with our production and other activities. We accept our responsibility towards future generations and this is why we are basing our further development on balanced harmonisation of economic growth and environmental protection.2
Sustainable Case Studies
We elaborate Sustainable Case Studies for the public and potential customers, which describe successful projects from a socioeconomic and environmental point of view. They are published on the global website www.skanska.com in English and at www.skanska.cz in Czech.
Luckily we are a construction company
We are trying to improve evaluation of our projects, products and services from the point of view of environmental protection. This is why we actively look for ways to decrease negative impacts over the course of the whole of their life cycle. Environmental protection and decreasing the negative impact of construction activity constitutes an integral part of the global corporate strategy of the Skanska Group and represents one of the company’s five core values.
We are concentrating on decreasing energy consumption, efficient use of resources, decreasing production of waste, CO2 and protection of ecosystems, this being with the support of a certified management system in compliance with the ISO 14001 standard. As a leader in this field, we have decided to assess the life cycle of our products with the aid of the Life Cycle Assessment method (LCA). We are the first developer on the Czech market to have measured the carbon footprint for the City Green Court project. We follow a “Green Car Policy”, which determines the level of CO2 limits for Skanska vehicles.
However, we above all focus on so-called “Green Construction”. Our aim is to become a leading contractor and developer, which is considerate with regards to the environment. This is one of the reasons why we are one of the founding, but also “Platinum” members of the Czech Green Building Council. “Green Construction” provides a wide range of advantages from the point of view of environmental protection, for example efficient energy consumption, efficient water and waste management and environmentally responsible production of construction materials. We have something to offer our customer in this respect – we have at our disposal a team of specialists accredited in the LEED and BREEAM evaluation systems and share a wealth of experience with our controlling company.
The same as in other areas, quality certificates are starting to be of key importance in the construction industry to ensure the attractiveness of buildings on the market. Especially in recent years, demand has been growing for energy and environmental certification of buildings. In this respect, our company uses an energy management system in compliance with ISO50001.
We are glad to have been able to contribute towards several firsts in this field in the Czech Republic.