Skanska named to prestigious global sustainability ranking

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Fortune magazine has included Skanska in its annual “Change the World” list of companies leveraging their operations to make important social or environmental impacts. Skanska earned a top 20 placement together with Apple, Patagonia, Philips and Bank of America, and is the only project development and construction company on the list.

Fortune selected companies based on measurable social impact; how that impactful work creates shareholder value; the level of innovation of that work; and how integral the initiative is to a company’s overall strategy.

“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 CEO Anders Danielsson. “I am proud of the role of all our people 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.”

Skanska Senior Vice President Sustainability Lena Hök says, “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 to integrate sustainability in our business and operations. At the end of the day, it is what we do and the impact we have on the society and communities we work in that counts.”

The magazine assembled the list in partnership with the Shared Value Initiative, a global platform for organizations seeking business solutions to social challenges.

View the entire “Change the World” list on this Fortune webpage. 

For further information please contact:

Lena Hök, Senior Vice President Sustainability Skanska AB, tel +46 (0)10 449 21 90

Jacob Birkeland, Head of Media Relations, Skanska AB, tel +46 (0)10 449 31 34

Direct line for media, tel +46 (0)10 448 88 99

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Skanska is a world leader in construction and project development on select markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA. Driven by the Group’s values, Skanska wants to contribute to a better society. Skanska provides innovative, sustainable solutions for both simple and complex assignments. Skanska has about 38,000 employees, and 2018 revenue totaled SEK 170 billion.