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Environmental Policy

Based on the strong belief that project development and construction related services can make a major contribution to a more sustainable world, Skanska is committed to proactive environmental management at all levels, from local to global. With this approach, we can positively influence key stakeholders, especially customers and suppliers.

At Skanska, we maintain organizational structures, management systems, procedures, and training plans that, at a minimum, ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and standards. Our Environmental Management System is certified to ISO 14001 and since line management is responsible for our environmental performance, it is integrated into core business processes and plans.

In the spirit of continual improvement, we involve our workforce in the process of environmental management including subcontractors, partners and other interested parties with the opportunity to join us in an ambition to be the world leader in our sector.

Our commitment is to continually improve the environmental credentials of our projects, products and services by actively looking for ways to reduce negative environmental impacts during their entire life cycle. The result is that our stakeholders will know us not just as a company capable of building environmentally sound projects but also as an environmentally responsible construction and development company.

These commitments are also reflected in other corporate policies, rules, guidelines and shared best practices. Therefore, this Environmental Policy is to be read in conjunction with the Skanska Code of Conduct and the related Code of Conduct Compliance Guidelines.

Policy implementation is described in the 2008-2010 Environment Strategyunder the broad headings of Energy & Climate, Materials, and Biodiversity.