Fortune magazine’s annual “Change the World” list celebrates companies pursuing socially or environmentally sustainable practices and initiatives through their core business strategy. Skanska made the list this year, being the only construction company to do so. András Schmidt, sustainability manager of Skanska Property Hungary, tells the BBJ more about how Skanska builds a greener future.
BBJ: Why was Skanska named on such a prestigious ranking?
András Schmidt: We are proud to be change makers and have been proactive on sustainability issues for many years. As a matter of self-interest as well as social responsibility, the company is moving ahead to advance its sustainability performance. Our buildings are efficient in terms of operating costs, and deliver long-term value to investors and occupants. We are fortunate that, as a global development and construction company, we benefit from best practices shared across our markets and projects.