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Learn why ethics is so important to our top executives in new newsletter

Learn why ethics is so important to our top executives in new newsletter

In The Right Way, our new ethics newsletter, read about why strong ethics is so important to Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro, USA Civil CEO Mike Cobelli, USA Building CEO Bill Flemming, USA Commercial Development CEO Mats Johansson and Infrastructure Development President Steve Sams.

Ethics Watch: Think before you hit “send”

Ethics Watch: Think before you hit “send”

How many emails do you send every day? Find out here what happened when one employee emailed offensive material, and was reported for it.

UN report spotlights Skanska’s strong ethics

UN report spotlights Skanska’s strong ethics

The United Nations Global Compact – of which Skanska is a member – just released a new report calling on construction and development firms to take a leading role in global efforts to drive responsible and sustainable business practices. Skanska and our Zero Ethical Breaches value are featured in a full-page article on p. 30 of the report, though we are not mentioned by name.

Ethics Watch: Report suspicions of trade contractors not paying proper wages

Ethics Watch: Report suspicions of trade contractors not paying proper wages

If a subcontractor craft worker told you – or if you learned – that he or she was not being paid proper wages, what would you do? Is that something you should be concerned about? Here is why this issue is getting more attention, and why you do need to care about it.

Ethics Watch: What would you do if your supervisor was defrauding Skanska?

Ethics Watch: What would you do if your supervisor was defrauding Skanska?

Skanska’s Code of Conduct applies to every employee, regardless of level. If someone above you was doing something you felt didn’t represent Skanska’s values, you need to properly – and promptly – report that. Here’s what happened when one of our cost engineers ran into this situation.

CEO letter: “Keep fighting for a sound and ethical company”

CEO letter: “Keep fighting for a sound and ethical company”

In his quarterly letter to employees, Skanska group CEO Johan Karlstrom makes clear the impact of ethical breaches. With Skanska alleged of ethical breaches in the Czech Republic and Latin America, he reminds us that we have no tolerances for ethical failings, and that even allegations of improprieties can severely damage our brand and impact our ability to win business. Each of us has a duty to support Skanska’s values.

Ethics Watch: Do all workers on your project understand harassment’s many impacts?

Ethics Watch: Do all workers on your project understand harassment’s many impacts?

As a city builder, Skanska undertakes urban projects that have high public exposure. So we leverage these high-visibility locations by branding them to increase people’s awareness and positive impressions of Skanska. So what happens when a worker on one of these projects exhibits poor behavior?

Senior Executive Team addition will increase our focus on Risk Management and Ethics

Senior Executive Team addition will increase our focus on Risk Management and Ethics

Skanska group’s Senior Executive Team is strengthened by the addition of Christel Akerman, who had been our senior vice president of Risk Management. Akerman will join SET immediately, and now as an executive vice president she will oversee Risk Management, Ethics, Green and Corporate Community Investment. This change will further advance our efforts relating to Risk Management and Ethics. Also on the nine-member SET that governs our global operations is Rich Cavallaro, Skanska USA’s president and CEO.

Ethics Watch: Think a kickback isn’t serious? Read this first

Ethics Watch: Think a kickback isn’t serious? Read this first

A Skanska employee befriended a vendor who was interested in providing consulting services on our projects. This employee promoted and recommended the vendor for contracts on several Skanska projects. Then the employee made an unexpected demand that didn’t represent our values.

Ethics supports our market making

Ethics supports our market making

More than just the right thing to do, sound ethics can be a differentiator in helping Skanska win work. Clients want a partner they can trust, and with values that match theirs. Click below to read more about ethics as a market maker, including for such projects as MetLife Stadium and United Nations Capital Master Plan in New York, and Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement in Los Angeles.