We conduct sustainable business together with our suppliers. They are responsible for a large share of our costs and the value we deliver. Purchase prices are important but it is the total cost that counts. Therefore, we look for the best deal in each purchase. We create a correct, secure and sustainable solution at the lowest total cost.

Skanska strives to become a leader in sustainable social development. We have a responsibility to do the right thing at all times and demand as much of our suppliers as we do of ourselves.

A secure supplier base

We work actively to ensure that our suppliers comply with our requirements and guidelines. Some of the ways we do this include prequalification and follow-up on performance. We constantly find new ways to improve and develop ourselves together. Feel free to read more about what it means to be a supplier to Skanska.

Information for our suppliers

Lowest total cost

We choose the form of procurement that optimizes each individual contract based on the project’s requirements, while supporting our long-term development. In some instances, we choose procurement in intense competition based on the lowest price. In other situations, it is better to choose a close collaboration with a long-term partner. We have suppliers all over the world.

When choosing a supplier, we use the existing category strategy. We have framework agreements for categories where we see economies of scale. They help to ensure a high minimum level with regard to security, profitability and sustainability for both the project and the business. Put simply, they facilitate the purchasing process and save time in the project.

For certain categories, we have purchasing specialists who can offer support in project procurement. People with the right expertise conduct the purchasing and we choose suppliers that are prequalified in accordance with our requirements and guidelines. For important and complex purchasing, we create a cross-functional team with specialists in purchasing, project engineering, budgeting, technology and production. Together, we can find the best solution for both the individual project and the entire business.

Last updated: 7/3/2019