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Code of Conduct

We aspire to operate with a high level of ethics in line with our values. Setting the direction needed to achieve this are Skanska’s Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct.

High level of ethics

Skanska aspires to operate with a high level of ethics in all our home markets. To achieve this, we are supported by our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct, which explains the behaviors we expect from our supply chain and other partners.

"We are proud of the ethical business practices that we have established and the values we live by," says Skanska CEO Johan Karlström.

Based on our values

Our Code of Conduct is based on Skanska's values, and those values are more than mere words – they are how we strive to live every day. They set the expectation for conducting our business in responsible and sustainable ways, enabling us to be a trusted partner to our customers. Skanska's Code of Conduct is key to bringing our values to life.

Our Code of Conduct establishes how we should conduct ourselves in interactions with fellow employees, our customers, the communities in which we operate and other stakeholders. It provides Skanska employees with hands-on guidance on how to act in accordance with our values, specifically Act Ethically and Transparently. The Code provides many examples to help employees apply the concepts in daily life.

We launched our latest Code of Conduct (PDF) on September 1, 2016. It is supplemented by our Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF).

Skanska's Code of Conduct is also available as a web application, please visit www.skanska.com/codeofconduct.

Straightforward guidance

To provide straightforward guidance, Skanska’s Code of Conduct is structured into three sections: 

  • Our commitment at our workplace
    About managing Skanska’s assets responsibly and creating a fair, healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where we all can develop our professional skills, grow as individuals and feel welcome.
  • Our commitment in the marketplace
    Relationships are founded on respect and mutual benefit, this is why we strive to understand and anticipate the needs of our customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders, why we conduct ourselves with integrity, and why we act responsibly and fairly, why we strive to do our best when it comes to delivering on quality, on time and on budget, and to do better than expected.
  • Our commitment to society
    We are an integral part of society, why we strive to find new means of minimizing our environmental footprint, promote fair competition, and improve the communities in which we live and work.

Open culture

Our Code of Conduct provides employees with direction, but they will still face dilemmas involving ethics. We promote a transparent workplace culture in which ethics is openly and regularly discussed, including with "value moments" at the start of meetings.

Through this, we want employees to be comfortable raising ethical questions and dilemmas with their supervisors and others. All employees need to feel empowered to report instances of non-compliance with our Code.

Reporting concerns

Each Skanska business unit has an Ethics Committee that investigates all reports. One way to make reports is through our Code of Conduct Hotline. This is accessible to both employees and outside parties, including customers, suppliers and subcontractors. Read more about How to report a concern on the Skanska Group website.