Our Purpose and Values

What we do and how we do it contributes to a sustainable future for our people, customers and communities.


Our work makes a clear contribution to society and the environment around us. Whether we are building schools to provide inspiring spaces for learning, roads to connect communities or hospitals to care for patients, it all contributes to our purpose – we build for a better society.


Care for life—protecting people and the planet

Health and safety are at the heart of everything we do. We promote and protect the physical and psychological safety of our team members. As changemakers, we deliver sustainable solutions for our communities and hold one another accountable for the legacy that we leave to future generations.

Act ethically and transparently—being a role model

Our team members have an individual responsibility to act with the highest degree of integrity, honesty and transparency. We lead by example and never accept shortcuts. Different perspectives drive our industry forward, and we foster environments where people can speak freely.

Be better together—teaming up

We work together with our partners, customers and communities to design and build projects that provide value beyond our lifetime. Diversity makes us stronger teammates, and we champion an inclusive culture where our people grow and thrive. We listen carefully and share knowledge freely with an aim to innovate and improve.

Commit to customers—having a customer-first mindset

When our customers choose Skanska, they’re gaining a partner who commits to their goals, shares their vision and assures each of their stakeholders has a voice. We bring all our knowledge and expertise to the table because we want nothing more than for our customers to be successful.

Take a look at some of our latest projects to see our values in action.