Sustainable engineering and design at Sweco
Today everyone is talking about the need for sustainable long-term development, with a focus on our global climate, energy supply and environment. At Sweco, this focus represents the continuation of a longstanding tradition. Every year, in more than 80 countries worldwide, our consultants carry out assignments that all are defined by a commitment to sustainability. The results of this work are cleaner air and purer water, more efficient energy usage, better living and working environments, smarter transport solutions and industries that are profitable and environmentally sound.
We call it sustainable engineering and design. By that, we simply mean that we make it possible for our clients to carry out their projects not only with high quality and good economy but also with the best possible conditions for
sustainable long-term development.
Sweco's use of the concept of sustainability, or sustainable development, derives from the UN report “Our Common Future” from 1987, also known as the “Brundtland Report”. It defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”