Employees are Sweco
of Sweco employees are proud to work at Sweco (2021: 80%)
percentage of women in Sweco (2021: 34%)
of Sweco leaders are considered excellent managers by the employees (2021: 90%)
A purpose that inspires and makes a difference
Sweco holds a strong position as sought-after advisor in complex, transformative projects. Sweco’s experts play a key role in many ground-breaking initiatives in renewable energy, circular resource management, electrification of transportation and industries, and the planning and design of urban areas and civil infrastructure. This has built a strong, purpose-driven culture with committed employees who are challenged to think outside the box and are inspired to create change in collaboration with colleagues, clients and society at large.
Sweco’s ability to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions in client projects is based on the collective expertise of its employees. Continuous learning and professional development is essential for future-proofing the business. Sweco works with expertise and knowledge sharing to offer excellent development opportunities and an engaging work culture. Special focus is given to individual development, which is achieved in client projects and through internal skills development.
Sweco Digital Expertise Programme
Digitalisation plays a key role in sustainable urban development and is a strategically prioritised area for Sweco. The Digital Expertise Programme was developed in 2022, a group-wide effort to develop digital specialists. This international programme is a complement to the digitalisation skills development that takes place regularly in the business areas. Sharing knowledge and experience between different markets and areas of expertise, the employees work with digital innovation and transformation that creates additional value for Sweco’s clients, strengthens the company’s competitiveness and improves internal efficiency. The program will run in 2023.
A workplace based on expertise and experience
To continue developing in its role as leading advisor in the transition of business, industry and society, Sweco needs to have the industry’s most skilled employees. Sweco focuses on skillsbased recruitment and employee development, and the company strives to reflect the diversity of the markets in which it operates. Sweco’s 1,700 teams are enriched by people with different expertise, perspectives and experiences. Equal rights and opportunities in the workplace are fundamental cornerstones of Sweco’s culture and Code of Conduct.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Sweco is an international workplace with a supportive culture rooted in collaboration. We view diversity and inclusion as essential to creating an innovative and inspiring working environment, and actively promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, functional variations, sexual orientation or age. All employees are given equal opportunities for professional development in their existing fields or in new areas. Sweco has policies focused on eliminating salary disparities for identical or equivalent work. Gender equality is a fundamental priority in Sweco’s Code of Conduct and sustainability work, with a focus on the UN’s fifth Sustainable Development Goal. In 2022, the share of women at Sweco was 35 per cent.
Health and work environment
Sweco works over the long term to ensure a healthy, inspiring workplace where employees thrive and develop. Sweco has a zero-incident vision, and the company’s work environment management is based on a robust management system for health and safety, environment and quality certified under ISO 45001. Many Sweco employees work on projects at client sites, where Sweco does not have direct control of the client’s work environment. Great importance is therefore placed on emphasising work environment aspects in the company’s business agreements and ongoing client dialogue.