Skanska charges ahead with electric vehicle policy

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SKANSKA UK has ramped up its environmental ambitions with the introduction of a new electric vehicle company car policy.

The firm has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. From 1 December, Skanska revealed it will no longer offer pure petrol or diesel vehicles as a benefit to eligible employees. Instead, fully electric vehicles will be the preferred option, with petrol electric hybrids as an alternative.

Gregor Craig, Skanska UK president and CEO, said, “We have heard of many commitments to reducing CO2 emissions in the construction industry over the last year. In the longer term there has to be a relentless focus on collaboration between contractors, their customers and the supply chain to make meaningful advances towards reaching our targets.

“However, we have to start turning the talk into action. That means having the determination to begin making things happen now. And this is what Skanska is doing with this new initiative. It’s a mindset and practical change that will help us significantly reduce the production of over 12,000 tons of CO2 per year from all our staff travel.”