High moral level
Skanskas aim is to operate on all home markets at a high moral level. Our Code of Conduct and Suppliers Code of Conduct explaining what behaviour we expect from our chain and other partners is our support in order to achieve the aim.
Our values is the key
Our Code of Conduct is based on Skanska values. They are not just words – they express how we aim to live everyday life. They sum up our expectations how to run our business in a responsible and sustainable way allowing us to be trusted partner for our customer. Skanska Code of Conduct is the key to implement our values into our everyday life.
Code of Conduct defines how to behave when dealing with our colleagues, customers, communities in which we operate and other groups involved. It offers the company employees a practical guide how to act in accordance with our values, above all with the value Act ethically and transparently. The Code offers a number of examples to help employees apply the principles in their everyday life.
The latest version of our Code of Conduct (PDF) was introduced on September 1, 2016. It is supplemented by our Supplier's Code of Conduct (PDF).
Skanska's Code of Conduct is also available as a web application. Please visit the Skanska Code of Conduct Web Application page.
The Skanska Code of Conduct is intended to provide clear guidance and is therefore divided into three parts:
Our commitments at the workplace
It is about responsible management of Skanska's assets and the creation of a fair, healthy and secure workplace where there is an inclusive culture and where we can all develop our professional skills, where we grow individually as a person, and where we feel welcome.
Our commitments in the market
Relationships are based on respect and mutual benefit. That is why we are always trying to understand the needs of our customers, suppliers, partners and other groups involved and anticipating them, therefore we behave honestly and act responsibly and fairly and we maximally strive to carry out a good quality and timely work and keep the budget. In fact, we always make an effort do a better job than what is expected of us.
Our company's obligations
We are an integral part of society, and that is why we are always looking for new ways to minimize the environmental footprint, promote fair competition, and contribute to the communities in which we live and work.
Our Code of Conduct shows the employees the right direction, but nevertheless, they will face ethical dilemmas. We promote a transparent culture in the workplace, where ethics are openly and regularly debated, including a "moment for values" at the beginning of the meetings.
We want employees not to be afraid of talking about their ethics and dilemmas with their superiors and other people. All employees need to be empowered to report cases of violation of our Code of Conduct.
Each Skanska Business Unit has its own Ethics Committee to investigate all reports. Proposed motions, among others, can be reported through our Code of Conduct Hotline. It can be used by both employees and other parties including suppliers and subcontractors