Sustainability

Sustainability

Veidekke systematically promotes sustainability throughout its supply chains, reflecting the group’s values: professional, honest, enthusiastic and ground-breaking.

Ultimate responsibility for Veidekke’s sustainability work rests with the group’s board of directors. Day-to-day work is undertaken by the group management team, which collaborates with technical staff in areas such as legal, compliance, purchasing, HSE, HR, environment and communications. The business areas adopt their own targets and action plans based on the group’s overarching objectives.

Priority areas

Since 2019, Veidekke’s sustainability work has focused on six key areas – health and safety, expertise, compliance, climate impact, productivity and customer satisfaction – identified in a materiality analysis conducted in the autumn of 2018 based on input from external and internal stakeholders. The six priority areas are relevant to both Veidekke’s own operations and cooperation with suppliers.

Reporting

Veidekke issues annual reports discussing the group’s impact on the environment, climate and society, the group’s efforts to limit negative consequences, and how operations are affected by changes in the operating environment, such as climate change. Veidekke’s reports are prepared in accordance with “core” level Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. A GRI index is included in the group’s annual and sustainability report. Veidekke’s climate reporting has been rated “A” (top score) by CDP Climate Change in recent years. Veidekke’s climate accounts are verified by DNV-GL.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Veidekke supports the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is working to achieve the goals within and outside its own supply chains. Based on the six priority areas for Veidekke’s sustainability work, the following SDGs have been identified as particularly relevant. More about our sustainability work