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UN Sustainable Development Goals


Based on its employees’ expertise and through efforts in its own operations and in client projects, Sweco contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Agenda 2030, the action plan for the world’s countries, regions, cities, companies and civil societies to work together globally to achieve sustainable transformation, is to be achieved in six years. Sweco works with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in client projects and contributes to most of the agenda’s 169 targets. Sweco has identified five goals as the most business-critical to the company’s operations, and those that Sweco as expert advisor has the greatest opportunity to a positive impact together with its clients. In Sweco’s view, it is important to understand how these goals interact with each other; how well we succeed with the energy transition, for instance, impacts the goals of sustainable cities and industries. Sweco highly prioritises this type of synergy between the various goals.

  1. Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
  2. Goal 7: Sustainable energy for all
  3. Goal 9: Sustainable industry, innovation, and infrastructure for all
  4. Goal 11: Promote development of sustainable cities and societies
  5. Goal 13: Climate action

Sweco enables solutions to reduce cities’ climate impact, adapt to climate change and mitigate the negative effects of increasing incidents of extreme weather on the built environment. The company integrates sustainability into all phases of planning, design and implementation and promotes the use of environmentally friendly materials and recycling technologies with a focus on minimising resource use and waste in construction. Sweco also focuses on creating socially inclusive urban areas that promote health and well-being and enable people to thrive.

Through its broad collaboration with energy and industry clients in Europe, Sweco contributes to the energy transition with expertise and knowledge-sharing in renewable energy production, planning and design of transmission and distribution grid, more efficient energy consumption, and technology development in areas including energy storage, hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage. Sweco’s experts also work to ensure access to clean water and safe sanitation, reduce air pollution, and minimise toxins through efficient chemical and waste management.

Sweco designs transport systems to enable tomorrow’s societies to manage growing populations and increased demand for sustainable mobility solutions. Engineers and traffic planners focus on reducing carbon emissions by expanding infrastructure for active travel by bicycle, walking and public transport; efficient solutions for logistics and distribution of goods and services; and digitalisation of transportation systems. Experts in shipping, railways, tramlines and metros specialise in the design, planning, construction and management of critical infrastructure.

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Sustainability Report

Sustainability forms an integral part of Sweco’s business and strategy.

Sweco’s sustainability Work

Sweco’s group-wide sustainability goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2040.

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