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Skanska Achieves Environmental, Safety Certifications

Mon July 26, 2010 - National Edition

Skanska USA Building Inc. has become among the first U.S. construction firms to have all of its operations certified to meet the environmental and safety standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS).

Skanska achieved OHSAS18001 certification in June, demonstrating its commitment to providing a safe workplace. The OHSAS is an international standard created to help organizations control health and safety risks.

All Skanska operating units globally have been ISO14001 certified since 1999. Skanska was the first U.S. construction company to achieve ISO 14001 standards, which help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment.

“The ISO and OHSAS systems are consistent with our goal to provide the highest level of safety and environmental performance for our employees and clients while demonstrating our culture of transparency,” said Skanska USA President and Chief Executive Officer Mike McNally. “Displaying this type of commitment is consistent with Skanska continuing to show our customers and employees that we’re doing what we say we do in our environmental, health and safety policies.”