Skanska recognized as a global leader in climate change leadership

Skanska is for the first time included in the global Climate A List compiled by the international not-for-profit organization CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. Skanska is in the top 9 percent of the more than 2,000 companies around the world in the ranking.

The Climate A List is the top ranking in the scoring, which highlights the important role of companies in achieving society’s climate goals. CDP produced this list on behalf of 827 institutional investors, having assets of about USD 100 trillion, which want insight into how well companies are prepared for climate change. The list is based on corporate performance in four areas: disclosure, awareness, management and leadership.  

“We are extremely proud of this recognition, which validates our progress on measuring and starting to reduce carbon emissions as part of our Care for Life values. This is an important milestone on our journey to be the leading green project developer and contractor, and to become a low-carbon organization”, says Anna Åkesson, Senior Environmental Manager, Skanska AB.

Key Skanska efforts and projects related to reducing carbon emissions include:

  • Skanska Sweden’s commitment to be carbon neutral – zero carbon emissions – by 2050 through actual carbon reductions both in the business unit and its supply chain.
  • Developing and building Deep Green projects with near-zero environmental impacts during construction and operation.
  • Supporting supply chain partners to improve their green performance, which helps reduce the carbon emissions of Skanska-purchased materials and services.

To view the complete Climate A List, part of CDP’s “Out of the starting blocks: Tracking progress on corporate climate action” report, visit

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Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, focused on selected home markets in the Nordic region, other European countries and North America. Supported by global trends in urbanization and demographics, and by being at the forefront in sustainability, Skanska offers competitive solutions for both simple and the most complex assignments, helping to build a sustainable future for customers and communities. The Group currently has 43,100 employees in selected home markets in Europe and North America. Skanska's sales in 2015 totaled SEK 155 billion.

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Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential premises, and public-private partnerships projects. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients' first choice for Green solutions. The Group currently has 41,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe and North America. Skanska's sales in 2016 totaled SEK 151 billion.


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