Fortune, a multinational business magazine, has ranked Skanska #20 on their global list of 52 companies that includes Apple, Patagonia, Philips and JPMorgan Chase.
This is our first year on the global “Change the World” list, which began in 2015. In selecting us, Fortune cited our work upholding “strict standards for environmental sustainability spelled out in the Paris Agreement climate accord” and highlighted our LaGuardia Airport Terminal B redevelopment project in New York City as an example of our efforts to go beyond green in construction.
Fortune recognized companies for the “Change the World” list based on four factors:
- Measurable social impact—the impact a company has on specific societal problems
- Business results—how the impactful work contributes to shareholder value
- Degree of innovation—how innovative the company’s effort is compared to competitors
- Corporate integration—how integral the work is to the company’s overall strategy
Throughout the week, we will be sharing Skanska projects and initiatives in the U.S. that support these four factors on our social media channels. Join the conversation on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
The magazine partnered with the Shared Value Initiative, a global community for organizations seeking business solutions to social challenges, and FSG, a nonprofit social-impact consulting firm, to create the list.
Validating our contributions to a more sustainable society
“Building for a better society is fundamental to who we are at Skanska, and this prestigious recognition helps validate the important contributions we are making,” says Skanska’s global CEO Anders Danielsson. “I am proud of the role of all Skanska colleagues in making it possible for Skanska to deliver on our purpose every day, enabling us to better support our customers, our communities and our shareholders.”
Lena Hök, Skanska’s global senior vice president of sustainability agrees. “Making Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ list is a great achievement. We’re able to achieve such recognition thanks to colleagues’ great engagement and dedicated work within all five of our sustainability focus areas, which tie directly into our business. Of course, what is most important is that we strive every day for good sustainable impact. For that, I am utterly thankful for the great commitment to our values and sustainability ambitions I see all around at Skanska. At the end of the day, it is what we do and the impacts we have on the society and communities we work in that counts.”
See what other companies made the list
You can view Fortune’s entire “Change the World” list here.